Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.
Friday, May 1, 2015
To the right, Haley is just finishing using one of her own screens.
The images to the right and below are her designs. I cannot wait to see them on pillows, bags, t-shirts and whatever else she chooses to put them on!
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Shibori Dying was such a great class. Taught by Cindy, this was 6 hours of pure fun. We learned many different methods. This included Arashi, Itajemi, Kanoko and Komo. We used this beautiful deep blue dye similar to indigo. These prints were extremely fun to make. There will definitely be more of this fabric dying in my future!
Friday, October 24, 2014
Patty was working towards a landscape above. I was working towards abstraction.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
This is day one of the art retreat spent with one of my favorite fiber artists, Jane Lafazio. These projects take a significant amount of time, so instead of posting just the completed project, I will post the project as I progress through the various stages.
This course was called Free Spirited Free Motion Art Quilting. Fabric, paper and free motion drawing with the sewing machine. What more could you ask for?
Friday, June 13, 2014
I use a variety of screen printing inks and paints. I like the speedball paints. Due to their thickness, they leave a definitive mark.
The found objects are old ribbon spools, thread spools, pool noodle and the top to a small round box! Happy printing.....I will be using these fabric pieces in up coming projects. Relove it!