Friday, June 27, 2008

adding MX to corn dextrin

8 TBL Turquoise MX dye and soda ash were added to 1 3/4 cup pre-mixed corn dextrin. This was applied to the cloth and allowed to dry. Fushia was then sprayed over and the fabric batched. Later, I took some of the resulting fabric and added the black, then pieced the two fabrics back together.
If I remember correctly, I found that if I rolled or squeeged the fushia over the dry turquoise/corn dextrin, the turquoise bled into the fushia. Spraying solved that problem.

Friday, March 21, 2008


Gold commercial cotton, muslin, hand-dyed blue and red fabric, red coral beads and cotton batting. Reverse applique, hand applique, machine cording and machine quilting. 16" x 16".
Collection of Blake Russell.

Friday, January 25, 2008


1oo% silk with cottton batting. Machine applique and hand quilting. Machine cording. MX alkaline dyes. 27" x 21". $250.00

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Connect the Circles

Cotton canvas and burlap. MX dyes. Reverse applique method. 20" x 25" $150.00.