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Creating in the Studio

Published on January 14, 2013, by in art.
rayon_scarf

This is the scarf I demonstrated at On The Edge Gallery.

I spent quite a bit of time this week in the studio and at both galleries. At On the Edge Gallery in Old Town Scottsdale, I was honored to be the featured artist. I demonstrated painting a scarf I had drawn out with a fabric marker. And this weekend, I finished that scarf. It’s rayon and I just need to heat set it and it will be at On the Edge this week!

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Close-up view of the hand-drawn and hand-painted rayon scarf

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Hand-Dyed Silk Scarf

I also sold some silk scarves at the gallery this week, so I needed to replenish my silk scarf inventory. I spent much of the week preparing scarves to be dyed and today I finished steaming them after two days of painting and dyeing. Below are the results:

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Hand-painted with silk dyes – silk charmeuse scarf

I’m always amazed at how much more vibrant and interesting the scarves look when they’re done with the steaming process than when I put them in the steamer. I will have to photograph the scarves in the process next time. I have one I just finished setting up with resist. I’ll photograph that in the different stages and get it on the blog soon.

I’m getting some scarves and totes ready to sell at a private event here in the Phoenix area. It’s a lot of work, since i don’t usually do trunk shows and the like, but I’m going to try it. Last year i hosted a Fiber Arts Trunk Show at the Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery. It was somewhat successful, depending upon the artist and what was selling. It was unseasonably warm that day, so the knitted fiber arts didn’t do too well.

I’m also getting excited to spend some time at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show the first week of February. I hope to take a silk ribbon dyeing class with my dear friend, Lorri Scott. Take tie to visit her if you’re in the Tucson area between the 5th and 10th of February.

OK. Back to doing some artwork! Happy Creating!

2 Responses

  1. Your scarves are so beautiful! I know you’re going to have a great time in Phoenix.

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  2. catherine raney

    Are any of your pieces for sale? Was interested in #8 quilt. went to the on the edge gallery and didn’t see it there…has it sold? So pretty!!!

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