Thread Sketching

I took a class this past weekend with Jane LaFazio.  She is such an amazing artist and a truly improvisational teacher.   Because of her non-judgemental spirit I was able to create some pieces that will eventually become a cherished art quilt.   Here are three small pieces that I did that will be apart of it.

The grape leaf on the left was from some sun dyeing fun I had a couple of years ago using Setacolor transparent dyes from Pebeo.  The grape leaf is from a grape vine that has been growing in my backyard for about fifteen years.  My son Aaron planted it hoping to have his own home grown grapes.  It never produced many grapes but I love the vine.

The flower in the middle was also from sun dyeing that I cut out from the fabric and stitched in on top of some fabric I monoprinted on gelli plates.

The blue and green leaves on the right are mostly from a sad little ginkgo tree I have in the backyard.  I bought it from the Wild Animal Park about five or six years ago and it’s still only about 15″ tall.  But I do get some cute little leaves from it every year and I keep thinking it will eventually grow taller.

So stay tuned for the finish art quilt.  I have three more pieces that I created with various methods.

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