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Saturday, April 7, 2012
Jack and Ava
This is grandson Jack and granddaughter Ava. They are the typical siblings who get in each others way but always take up for one another when needed. Once scanned into photo shop it is converted to gray scale then goes thru a series of filters and "clean up". I then made a template to use to cut out my pieces in black and sewed them onto my light fabric. Another way is once you get the silhouette you want to use print it out on fabric,back it with some batting and stitch around the black edges instead of making a template, cutting pieces out and sewing the on individually. You can find complete directions in the June/July 2011 issue of Quilting Arts magazine.
I am a Texas native who grew up watching my grandmother crochet, knit and tat. She would save string from the tops of feed and flour sacks and make beautiful bedspreads and tablecloths from it. I find inspiration is the least expected places. Sometime in the textile itself, it's texture or color. A poignant saying, a found object or story can spark my imagination and creativity. I attempt to express a particular feeling or message in my fiber art, blending, coaxing and manipulating the fiber, yarns and threads into something that is unique for me. I use new surface design techniques with traditional methods working with commercial fabrics as well as my own hand dyed and hand painted fabrics. My art has been shown at Fiber Artspace at Blue Star Art Complex,San Antonio,TX, also at Fiber Arts Fiesta, Albuquerque, NM, at Fiber Artists of San Antonio annual show Nord Gallery, San Antonio,TX, and 1550 Gallery, Kerrville, TX., Kerr Arts and Cultural Center membership show, Kerrville, TX, and KACC invitational fiber arts show, The Softer Side of Art.