Thursday, August 27, 2015

collinsstudio: I love, love indigo dyed fabric and found this wo...

collinsstudio:
I love, love indigo dyed fabric and found this wo...
: I love, love indigo dyed fabric and found this wonder piece at the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe last year.  So I've lo...

I love, love indigo dyed fabric and found this wonder piece at the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe last year.  So I've looked at it, and petted it, and finally got up the nerve to cut it and make it into a wearable tunic.  As you can see, I just Had to do something else to it, so did some hand stitching on the bodice, pockets and sleeves.  The second photo shows the pockets.
I saved every little bit of the leftover fabric and will use it in some other work.  Indigo is precious.

collinsstudio: Here is a new piece that I just finished.  Embell...

collinsstudio:
Here is a new piece that I just finished.  Embell...
: Here is a new piece that I just finished.  Embellisher using dyed wool and silk roving on scrim and felt, along with hand dyed fabrics,...

Here is a new piece that I just finished.  Embellisher using dyed wool and silk roving on scrim and felt, along with hand dyed fabrics, small pieces of yarn, then machine and hand stitched, with small glass buttons added.  Mounted on a stretched canvas for display.  9" X 12" 
 I'll be teaching this class at the Janome Sewing Center in Santa Fe in early December.  If you're going to be around you can sign up or stop by.  We'll be having lots of fun playing with whatever we can find.

Friday, June 19, 2015

collinsstudio: A new fiber collage inspired by my trip to Greece....

collinsstudio: A new fiber collage inspired by my trip to Greece....: A new fiber collage inspired by my trip to Greece.  Painted, dyed, collage, hand and machined stitching, done on an old linen napkin with ...
A new fiber collage inspired by my trip to Greece.  Painted, dyed, collage, hand and machined stitching, done on an old linen napkin with other old and new fabrics - even tea bag paper.
Loved doing this so I'm starting another.  Will keep you updated.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015