Wednesday
Nov232011

Textile Arts Council Auction

This year I joined the Textile Arts Council in San Francisco and was happy to submit a piece to their yearly fundraiser. Check it out in person Friday, December 2, 2011 from 5:30-7:30pm at KRIMSA Fine Rugs & Decor 2190 Union Street.

Wednesday
Nov232011

Stitched Circles

Planning out how I can accomplish a large piece using this technique!

Wednesday
Nov232011

Ink Embroidery

Step three working on my logcabin pulled thread embroidery.

Wednesday
Nov232011

Lasercut Embroidery

Using some masonite that I had lasercut at Haystack this summer, I've started embroidering sets of circles using all the colors in my cabinet. I figured starting with the primaries only made the most sense.

Wednesday
Nov232011

Sidewalk Transfers

Rubbing off the last layer of paper to reveal the sidewalk images I took while walking around the Mission.

Wednesday
Nov232011

Power Assist

I've started working with a number of old car ads from some 1970's magazines. This is layer one after being transfered onto my sanded cloth. Waiting a bit to decided what layer two will be.

Wednesday
Nov232011

Bits and Pieces

Wednesday
Nov232011

Working Both Sides

And sometimes what was considered to be the back becomes the front.

Thursday
Oct272011

Cross Stitched

My stitching is finished for this round. Let layer two commence.

Thursday
Oct272011

Quiltblocks (on paper)

Working with small linoleum blocks I've started to print some of my favorite quilt blocks. I found a bunch of rug patterns I had drawn years ago and printed right on top of them. Next comes a layer or two of handpainted ink and paint.

Thursday
Oct272011

Royal Paris

Still stitching away...

Thursday
Oct272011

Pulled Thread Embroidery

While at Arrowmont this summer, I made sure to study the stacks of books in their magnificent library and started doing my research on drawn threadwork and pulled thread embroidery. This research coincided with my taking of Nick DeFord's embroidery class and has continued on an almost daily basis. The next step is to paint and sand these pieces with the hopes of expanding and distorting the open spaces so stay tuned.