Thursday, May 21, 2009

My Marcy Tilton T-Shirt

I couldn't stop until I could see how it would turn out. Just finished it and thought you would like to see it.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

More on Marcy Tilton

These are some more shirts that I screened at Marcy's workshop. This is the back.
This is the front.
This a back.
This is the front.
I was so inspired that the creative wheels haven't stopped. I worked on this shirt tonight and put on the sleeves and thinking of what to do next. I was off to the fabric store today looking at all of her patterns and looking at fabric that was like what she used in her samples. She taught me a better understanding of working with knits. Knits have been around for a long time. They keep improving them. The addition of lycra really adds a new dimension. Marcy made it look so easy. Of course, there is experience behind those easy steps.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Marcy Tilton Workshop

This weekend I drove down to LA to attend my wearable art connection meeting and was blessed to attend Marcy Tilton's Workshop. I think we connected because we are both from St. Paul, Minnesota. It was so inspiring and she filled our heads with so much information.

This is one of the T shirts that I screened.
This is the back of a screened shirt.
The front of a screened shirt. She showed us how to cut the sleeves off and add complimentary fabric sleeves. I haven't completed that part yet, but have laid the material so you could in vision how it is going to look.
These are the patterns I have of Marcy's and will probably spend the summer creating from them with the new techniques I have learned.
Here Marcy is wearing the T shirt that she has cut up and redesigned. She has two different fabrics for sleeves, has screened it and replaced the neck binding and run a cut down the front. She believes that you should look really nice even when you are at home doing the dishes at the sink. So she wears these all the time. She takes a trip to Paris every year to get ideas for her designs.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A New Class

These women took on the challenge of blue gel glue and thicken procion dye.
It will quite fun to see how this comes out.
Tina is laying out her design.
Emmy is drying her glue resist with hair driers getting ready for the next step. Doesn't she look like she ready for whatever comes her way?
Our next class is tye dyeing shirts for our children, husbands or grandchildren. I know my grandchildren sure like their shirts. It will be July 10th. Are you interested? Come join the fun?

Monday, May 11, 2009

More of the finished product

This one was the most fun. After dyeing the fabric I used fabrico stamp pads and used letter stamps, toilet paper roll, and a half of a coconut shell.
This one was silk screened over the dyed fabric.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A look at the finished fabric

Dyed each of these pieces first and then screened over them afterwards.
This one I tied bottle caps into the fabric and then dyed with New Black and then after that I dyed it with cobalt blue. The black makes some very interesting colors.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Enjoying Kentucky

Walking up this trail of three miles through the woods and enjoying the wild flowers brought great peace.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Dyeing Fabrics in Kentucky

My artist friend Dina and I were able to spend two days dyeing fabrics together. We hung them on a clothes line in her recreation room after we were done. We were so intent on getting every minute of time that we didn't even stop for lunch on those days. The time was spend well as we were both please with our fabrics and the joy in being together and creating again.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Los Angeles Fabric District

For me to fly to Kentucky we had to drive down to Los Angeles and this made it possible to stop in the Fabric District downtown Los Angeles. It is one of my favorite places to go. I was so excited to find some rayon for a dress and.....
and then we made a stop in Torrance to another one of my favorite fabric stores and found this beautiful embroidery piece that will be wonderful for a coat.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Dogwoods in Kentucky

Spring was here with the Dogwoods blooming. I hadn't seen them before, so my camera was delighted to take a few so that they would be there for a artistic moment.