Friday, March 25, 2011

News from Craft Boston

Thursday afternoon. Susan arranging the scarves.

Finished Booth

First official day of Craft Boston. Everyone tells me that Saturday is the big day of this show. I can't believe how wonderful it feels to be back in Boston. On my drive in yesterday I had a great tour of the city. And only because I kept missing my exits. I wasn't lost. I was just spending way too much brain power looking and reminiscing. Wish me luck!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Making wrap dolls with Belinda Lyons-Zucker

Yesterday in the studio, Belinda Lyons-Zucker was teaching about making wrap dolls. It was a great group, and their results were very exciting.




Friday, March 4, 2011

Stenciling

Working on new pieces again. This is done on the wonderful silk broadcloth that my friend Jeannie Sisson and I just love. I'll have 4 colorways when I'm done. And I'll be sewing them into my short, kimono style jacket. 

The purple one is the closest to completion.




Thursday, March 3, 2011

Easy silk screen Tutorial

This is the newest piece that has been added to the CherScapes Wearable Art Collection. Tilted Kayla, this long vest is made from a wonderful blended fabric of tencel and silk. It has a coordinated silk chiffon scarf. The more concentrated areas of color were made by using a 6" x 6" ceramic tile as a base for monoprints. The outlined circles were screen printed using EZScreen print emulsion paper.







In the picture above I have set out my paints and the ceramic tile (lower right) has been painted using a 2" foam brush. There is a separate brush for every color.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Too tired to give you the whole write up. Here is an untouched photo of one of the pieces. The circle images that are only a simple outline were screen printed on using EZPhoto. Tomorrow I will give you a more detail explanation.