My wearable art business Mariposa Artisan Textiles entered its 4th year officially with the Beacon Hill Open House this past weekend. My gracious host, Patty O’Keefe Hutton (www.contemporaryicons.com), created a beautiful nest for both myself and Michelle Jordan (www.jordanclaystudio.com) within which to present our work, and the result was a wonderfully blended and complementary mix. Thank you to all who dropped by to say hello and see the latest pieces!!….Moving into the present, I am “back in the saddle” with a full production schedule ahead. The felt keeps rolling and the dyepots flow. I am also preparing to teach, in mid-October, the first of two nuno felt workshops. Much is evolving, in-flux and indeed progressing, at Studio Mariposa. This is an expansive time as much energy is directed toward building work and being out in the world. However, I’m determined to find the space and time for deeper reflection. With an open heart, I move forward.
Next in a series.
Processed (steamed, wax removed, washed, rinsed and dried). Matchbook arrangements of two separate but similar hue sets. I’m feeling a decidedly kaleidoscopic vibe from this wave of work...☀️
Continuing my wax-resist interlude. This cloth is for my 2021 wearable collection (see @petalunacollection for more).
More painted wax-resist samples (freshly applied dye paste).
Painted wax-resist samples, set 1 (before steaming and washing - so super-saturated!).
Cut/paste/splice/match/reverse/replace/filter - playing with images of wax-resisted and dyed paper as I regroup for a new round of work.
Natural dye workshop on my mind...a peek at some of the dyes we’ll be working with on March 20th.
Mentioned in my last post - here is the official promo! This is my first workshop of the year - printing/painting with natural dyes March 20-22 at the #sefaa center (Chamblee/Atlanta) It will be part in-person/part remote. Check out @sefiberarts / fiberartsalliance.org for more info. Space is limited.
First madderroot (and ferrous) print samples completed! More process info in today’s IG story. **If you are in the ATL area and want to learn more, I’m teaching my first workshop of the year on printing/painting with natural dyes March 20-22 at the #sefaa center. It will be part in-person/part remote. Check out @sefiberarts / fiberartsalliance.org for more info. Space is limited.