Making mittens and hats for gifts is my way of sharing my creativity with my friends and family, of protecting them from winter storms, and of showing them that I love them.
Sometimes I make art just for fun. I try new techniques, make gifts for friends, or just make art for the joy of it. Back to Gallery Page
2015/2013. Silk organza, natural dyes, mordants, metal frame, wiring. 26 cm x 38 cm
This lampshade was made from a recycled lampshade and a piece of experimental dyed silk. The silk was thin chiffon, dyed with metal rings clamped on the silk (itajimi shibori) that acted as an iron mordant, creating black circles.
2014. Cotton, indigo, fibreglass kite stretchers, string. 140 cm x 72 cm + tail
I wanted to learn how to make kites, and I needed a project that I could enter into the Contextural Show: Indigo. I used a technique called katano shibori (machine stitching) to make the indigo pattern. The fabric was folded and machine stitched with polyester thread on the bobbin and rayon thread on the top, and then dipped repeatedly in an indigo bath. Once the indigo had oxidized and the cloth was dry, I simply yanked at the stitching – the brittle rayon snapped, and the polyester was easy to pull out. Voila – a lovely repeating and changing pattern.