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.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

city life

MX dyes on cotton canvas with beads and buttons. Cotton cording. No batting. 14 1/4" x 59 1/2" $250.00

Thursday, September 20, 2007

where fiber meets the computer age

MX dyes, both immersion and with thickened alginate. Machine cording and beads and buttons! The black beads are faceted glass, the white buttons are vintage plastic, and the small rectangle beads are shell. All on #10 canvas. 15" x 40".

Sunday, September 2, 2007

sprayed MX

Good old MX sprayed over sumack leaves. Outlined in rayon cording. This fabric is a heavy ribbed cotton bordered with duck. 15" x 44 1/2". $80.00.