The Natural Surface Academy
Natural dye painted cotton fabric.
Cochineal, osage orange, and charcoal.
Offer Ends January 1st, 2014!!!
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Madder root, cochineal, and logwood
on silk charmuse and silk crepe de chine fabrics.
Then join me at the Natural Surface Academy in 2014 where we will push the rubicon in Surface Design with Natural Dyes, Rust, Fabric Paints, PaintStiks, Gutta, Shibori, Ink, and More, to create work that is unique to you!!!
The Natural Surface Academy
Wanted to join the Academy to learn about producing all of this yummy fabric, but was afraid to do so because of the price? Today's your chance to join us in 2014 at HUGE discount! 49% off the regular price to be exact! ($599.00)
As part of your membership you will have access to my DVD's, videos, eBooks, online classes (self-paced) and workshops (scheduled), and most importantly to ME!!! I will help you take your Natural Dyed Fabrics to the next level be it surface design techniques or stitching, I can help you obtain your goals.
Compost, Rust, and Natural Dyed Silk Organza Net.
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Corn Head Girl
Natural Dyed Cotton and Silk Fabrics. Machine Stitched.
I used to draw and paint with these paints almost exclusively as a child growing up, so imagine my joy that Hobby Lobby was carrying these as kits. I asked, no most probably they won't be carrying the single tubes, which is a shame because I ReALLY want a tube of red violet paint.
I'm hoping that this will be the anwser to my fabric marker woes, I can control a paint brush but the fabric markers bleed, bleed, and bleed some more, and the marker tips themselves... well don't get me started!
Anyway, I will report back as I will be using the black color, and probably exclusively, as to how these interact with natural dyed fabrics.
Now with more hand stitching, and still plugging along! I've missed several deadlines but at this point I don't care anymore, I have a vision for this piece and I want that vision to come to life but not in some half hearted fashion.
In the mean time I'm contemplating dyeing some threads, for hand stitching, for this piece. I still have the silk layer and the pieces of scrim that were dyed along with these layers and am thinking of starting a second piece for a new series.
Sorting fabrics for future projects, and more specifically looking for a piece of pigment painted fabric that I've been really wanting to work with in a new project.
Rust dyed commercial fabrics from 2005/06 sitting atop a pile of hand painted fabrics from 2003-2006. The log cabin block piece I made back in 1994 when I took a hand dyeing class from Priscilla Sage at Iowa State University.
Bound Resist fabrics, top, from 1994 and screen printed hand dyed fabrics from 2005.
Some of my older hand dyed and hand painted fabrics that I've been sorting through for various projects.
A pink piece I made from my screen printing squeegie scrapings, from a class I took with Tim McIllrath in 1994.