Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Handicrafts Fair

I have been asked by my talented friend, Laura Bergstresser, handcrafter, jewelry maker, printer, painter and proprieter of Antlered Rabbit, to assist her at the South Silver Spring Block Party this Saturday, October 3rd. You will find a map at the website. Come out and see us if you are in the area. We will have handmade semiprecious stone jewelry, hand dyed scarves, and handmade ornaments.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Thread Tree Art Quilt

I have been working on this art quilt all summer. While that may be hard to believe, given the quilt's small size (aprox 18 x 15 inches), if you have seen my earlier post, you know why. Shown here is another art quilt in my thread tree series, this time depicting a foggy early spring morning in a forest. All of the quilt's elements are hand sewn and quited except the border and then I machine quilted many of the elments again. The background is a commerical batik and I have layered fine tulle to suggest fog and the light green dusting the ground has in early spring. The trees are made from threads as my title suggests and also yarn, archival markers, as well as strips of commerical and handpainted fabric. I am considering additonal quilting over the tulle and also beading small transparent beads to suggest dew.