Thursday, December 31, 2009

Art Bags

I am so inspired by my daughter Sam's artwork; her imagination and creativity are limitless. I've incorporated her work with my sewing in our Art Bags.

The Pineapple Man, Happyville, Trevor, Pathos, and Skullgod bags were made using inkjet printable cotton.

 Pineapple Man Bag

Happyville Bag

Trevor Bag

Skull God Pouches

Pathos Pouch

The Googy Monster is screen printed on canvas.

Googy Monster Bag

The Night Swirls pattern is printed on cotton with Sam's hand-carved block.

Night Swirls Tri-Bag

The Hellbird was made with Transfer Artist Paper.

Hellbird Pouch

These bags feature the art of Sam Paolini

Sunday, November 15, 2009

New Bags

Made a couple of bags from Aboriginal prints, which I love. Couldn't make a decision on one or two at Portsmouth fabric so I ended up buying a fatpack.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The End

Stiched, Shiva Paintsticked, bound.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Putting It Together

More bleaching, more piecing. I'm not a big embellishment person so I'm wondering what to do next...

More Bleaching

These are fabric squares I bleach-discharged with hand cut stencils and then pieced together.

Bleaching Experiments

These pieces were dyed with procion dyes then bleach-discharged using hand cut stencils.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

2008- First Art Quilts

This is my first art quilt. It was an experiment with resist and setacolor which Chelsea loved, so I added some applique and a border. I would have buried it, but it's hanging in her room.

The octopus quilt is done with hand painted and batiked fabrics. The octopus is from a drawing Greg did for me.

These are tye dye experiments which I thought turned out pretty cool, so I decided to use them to practice my new quilting skills.

This is a mini-quilt (looks like a potholder!). The image is from a drawing Sam did in grade school. It is the subject of many of my works, I just love it. I put the image into my embroidery software and stitched it out.