Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Pigment Painted Fabric

Panel One

Panel Two

Panel Three

Earth pigments on silk crepe de chine fabric.  Now to get them ready for stitching!

Monday, April 07, 2014

Deconstructed Screen Printing with Madder Lac Extract

Madder lac screen printed onto compost dyed cotton fabric.

Madder lac screen printed onto indigo mono printed cotton fabrics that was dyed with tannin, learn more in my eBook Mark Making with Nature!

Saturday, April 05, 2014


Larkspur ~ The juice of the crushed petals was used to color quills a beautiful, if not fugitive, blue color.  The roots cooked up with a pinch of iron yields a lovely black.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Natural Dyed Hexagons

Natural, compost (bundle), and rust dyed cotton fabrics.  The dark red was obtained using a Turkey Red recipe.

I started these hexagons using my natural and compost dyed fabrics in March of 2005, the weekend my mother died actually, and found them last night while I was looking for a missing stack of colored papers.  This couldn't of happened at a better time as I am currently working on a new body of work called "Faded Memories: Stitched Stories of the Prairie and Plains" for an upcoming solo show at the Sanford Museum in Cherokee, Iowa.

This new body of work will encompass both traditional and digital techniques, and to say that I found these hexies made up already would be an understatement! The hexagons are from a pattern known as Grandmother's Garden, which seems rather appropriate for this new body of work!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Copper and Wool

Copper sequins being auditioned atop some natural dyed wool fabric.  I'm working on a major project, more to come as I'm a week behind due to being ill last week.  Stay tuned for the Big Reveal!

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Mark Making with Nature Three Day Sale

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Earth Pigment Painting Live Stream

I will be Live Streaming this evening at 8 pm Central Time (Iowa), join me for chat while I paint fabrics with earth pigments for an upcoming solo show!