Marcia: Silk & Citra Solv
I made 2 long wall hangings this month. The read and black one includes a little bird I transferred on to fabric using Citra Solv, the other uses a piece of shibori indigo fabric I hand dyed. Both use silks that I have been collecting for a while now.
Earlier this month I took a workshop with Jude Larzelere. This was an interesting, new technique. I made the piece with deep jewel colors and some of my Australian fabric.
I did not do the Citra Solv project but I have been experimenting with a couple of techniques. In the yellow/orange piece, I used a piece of ice dyed fabric and quilted a central design inspired from a Dover art book on the sea. I am trying to decide if the light colored thread shows up as much as I would like.
For the blue piece, I printed a fractal (computer designed by Jared Aiden Wolf) on fabric, quilted it, then printed the same fractal on silk organza and offset overlayed it on the quilted design. It gives it an eerie effect. I can see a person or soul in it.
Here is a second fractal, also computer designed by Jared,
Melanie: "Old Couture"
I used Citra Solv to transfer images of old dress forms on to hand dyed fabric. I then overlayed a flocked netting reminiscent of an old hat veil. I added some old lace, fabric "strings" and old buttons.
I decided to decorate a t-shirt with a Citra Solv image. I made this mistake of washing the t-shirt with my husbands laundry that had been pre-treated with Citra Solv to remove some greasy stains. That caused the image to dissolve a little in the wash so I had to re-do it over the faded image.