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Upcoming Workshop - Resisting Your Dyes, At The Schack Art Center

Have you thought about learning Shibori/Tie-dye techniques but haven't wanted to invest in the supplies? 

I am offering a Resisting Your Dyes workshop at the Schack Art Center in Everett on Saturday, August 12th from 11am-3pm. It's a great opportunity to play with the techniques and dyes!  




Attendees will learn: A variety of Shibori/Tye-dying techniques. A few of the techniques include: twisting and tying up fabric using string resists, use various clamps as resists, placing beans/marbles/rocks or other materials into fabric and tying fabric around them to create resists. If time, they can practice sewn-in resists using needles and thread. Attendees will be making Shibori and Tye-dye samples to take home.   If they wish, they can bring a shirt or two to dye as well! 

Students will need to bring:
At least 4 (no more than 8) pieces of natural-fiber fabric (100% natural fibers are best!). Any natural fiber fabric will do. For example: buy a cotton sheet at a thrift store and cut it i…
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Commissioned Sculptures

I had an interesting experience with my Resinable Trio - which was part of the Fiber Fusion travelling exhibition.  I sold it, not just once - but twice!!  Now that's mighty impressive at first glance, but then you think about it and wonder "how could you sell it twice??".

Well it turns out that one venue sold it and then there was a mix-up at another venue and somehow we forgot to put a "sold" sign on it and it sold again. What do you do in this situation?  Both customers had paid for the artwork.

SO my solution was to offer the 2nd customer a new set similar of sculptures for the same price.  Thankfully my customer was not only willing to accept that offer, but she is a fabulous silk painter herself and asked if I would use her artwork in my sculptures - which I happily agreed to!

Here is a sample of the fabric she sent:
















Gorgeous, and it made some fabulous sculptures!
And then as a thank-you for her flexibility, I created a 4th piece combining some scraps left o…

Flowers, Fungus, and Flight - Fini

I am so pleased, but more than a little sad, that my first solo show Flowers, Fungus, and Flight has ended. 








Tomorrow I head to the Pacific Rim Galleria at Bellewood to take the show down.  




I had a wonderful time at the receptions and met a bunch of incredibly-lovely people!  


















Now that this show has finished, I'm off to the next group of adventures which include: packaging-up and mailing the items that sold at the showFinishing the commissioned scarf I received from the showFinishing the commissioned sculpture I received from the Fiber Fusion show while it was at the Schack in Everett, WAHeading out to a retreat with the fabulous Schnitzel GroupTaking the family to the Wearable Art Show in Port Townsend (May 13th, 2017)and doing a Silk Painting Demonstration at the 46th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival over Memorial Day Weekend

I haven't had time to look at June yet, but I'm guessing it will be just as busy. It's a good thing summer break is coming up so I'll have m…