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Friday, August 23, 2013

Dragonfly in Amber

I finished another of the Gabaldon covers.  This one is Dragonfly in Amber.  I didn't use gold as the background, as I had a beautiful piece of dupioni silk, rose colored, and thought it resembled wine. The gold is from a discarded necktie.Off the Wall Fridays

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Fabric art based on Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Series

I am very fond of the Outlander Series, and I also think the cover art from the books is fantastic.  I have been working in a series using Dupioni silk 6 inch squares as the base.  I have appliqued and embroidered the pieces.  I have finished 3 so far:

I have 5 more to go:

I can figure out how to approach all of the pieces except The Fiery Cross.  As you can see, the 2 stags are very small.  I was thinking of making them separately, maybe using wash away stabilizer and then applying them to the piece.  I don't think I can use the washaway stuff directly on the piece, as it is silk. Off the Wall Fridays

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Speaking of Fibers 2013

I was very excited to be juried in to the Speaking of Fibers 2013 show of Missouri Fiber Artists.  I have 3 pieces in the show: A Saint Louis Story, Fantasy Garden, and Garden at Noon. On top of that, today I discovered that the St. Louis University Art Museum has chosen Saint Louis Story for the cover art for the exhibit! I am flabbergasted!

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