Techniques

TECHNIQUES

I make a point of using only my own dyed fabrics in my wall art. I usually start out with white cotton broadcloth fabric. I employ Procion MX fiber reactive dyes for various techniques: hand painting, monoprinting, screen printing, resist or immersion dyeing. The fabrics are assembled and stitched. Most of my works are fairly large in scale. Mixed media works vary in size and technique.

RESOURCES

My Suppliers: TestFabrics, Dharma Trading Co., ProChemical & Dye

Important organizations: Surface Design Association, Studio Art Quilt Associates, Textile Society of America, World Shibori Network,  European Textile Network, American Craft Council

Important places to study or gather: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Textile Center of Minnesota

 

MONOPRINTING

Monoprinting on white fabric
Monoprinting in progress, using vinyl substrate
Monoprinting in process using thickened dyes
Monoprinting in progress with paper stencils

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monoprinting in progress

 

 

various monoprinted and handpainted fabrics
Handpainted cotton fabric, Procion dyes

 

 

 

monoprinted + screenprinted fabrics
monoprinted, using original drawings
monoprinting in progress
monoprinted + painted fabrics, in progress
monoprinted + screenprinting
monoprinted + screenprinted fabrics
monoprinted, handpainted, screenprinted fabric
screenprinted fabrics, in progress
first stage, drawing for monoprinted fabric
screenprinted fabrics with drawing, in progress
Stitching handpainted, monoprinted fabric
stitching, in progress