Thursday, October 22, 2015


Our prompt for October was "Fall"

Pat: I used a stencil and Shiva Paintsticks on black fabric. I then used colored threads in various stitching patterns to add color and interest.

Shelia Rae: From Russia with Love. This is a piece I re-did. The center is from an old Russian-origin textile.

Grandmother's Colors
My grandmother loved pinks & oranges. She called them sunset colors. This is part of an old quilt that I spray-painted then stenciled with stars & horses for Texas. The center is a "found" CD and the rays are created by embroidery and beading pulled tightly to create tucks. 

Old Made New
This is an older piece I was not happy with so I re-made it with lots of hand-work and embellishment. 

Cathey: Book of  Leaves
I created the pages of this book from canvas with layers of gelli plate printing. I also laminated on rice paper "ghost" gelli prints. The leaf prints are dyed or painted, the letters are from the scrapbooking section of the art store and the binding is beaded. 

Hope: Maple in Fall
I sunprinted a branch of leaves then enhanced them with colored pencils and painted the background. There is a lot of detail in the branch and seeds along with the leaves.

Ferns and Rocks. This is a sunprinted piece. I loved the one Joan made the other month and really wanted to try making one. I love how it turned out. 

Joan: Autumn in Pomfret
This is a photo I took in Pomfret. I printed the photo on fabric and enhanced it with stitch and added a bit of sari silk for the red grasses.

Rocks & Footprints on the Beach, Although not a fall scene, this is a photo I took on vacation in the Outer Banks. I also collected many small, flat rocks and added a pile of them to this piece using glue.

Superior Rocks. This is a photo on fabric from one I took of rocks in Lake Superior. This is the actual color of the rocks!

Melanie: Everything has its Season. I laminated a paper print to tulle then removed the paper from the back. I raw-edge appliqued it to some hand-dyed fabric and added leaves of various fabrics.

Earth and Sky. This is an abstract piece from 3 gelli prints and hand-dyed fabric.

Marcia: Falling in Fall. This piece is made from various ribbons. I think they look like rain or trees in a forest. I then appliqued leaf shapes over them. 

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