Falling Leaves Jacket

Kimono_Jacket_FrontFalling Leaves is one of my favorite jackets, it is easy to wear and it has pockets.  It is also a paintstik project that evolved, it started as a simple jacket and ended up rather dramatic, never fails to attract attention.
Kimono_Jacket_BackThe original panels are the ones you see on Hand Dyed Gold fabric.  I uses a wide variety of leaf and vine stencils, Matte Sap Green and Meadow Green with a light wash of Iridescent Copper on the edges for the panels.  Below is a close-up of the back panel.
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The black (Left Side) of the jacket is were it received it name, I was walking in the wood with the dogs and saw the leaves falling and knew that was the way to finish the jacket.  The same paintstik colors but on black this time.
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Fire Tree

Fire Tree was inspired by wildfires, the colors and intensity of the wildfires are breathtaking and frightening at the same moment.  Yes, I was up-close to several wildfires during my years of guiding in Alaska.  It is a sight that stays with you.

Fire_TreeFire Tree started with a Hand Marbled Fat Quarter of Fire in Feathers Design.  Branches Reversed 12″ x 12″ is the stencil with three paintstik colors, Matte Ivory Black, Chocolate or Asphaltum (I don’t remember which, Dark Brown is the key) and Iridescent Gold.  Started by putting down a very light layer of Ivory Black as a primer, followed by a nice opaque layer of Dark Brown and finally a light wash of IR Gold to give depth and sparkle.
Fire_Tree_Scan

One of these days quilting will happen, but currently I am far to busy making more Hand Marbled Fabric for you.

Spring Maze/ Autumn Haze

I was asked for photos of some of my Paintstik Projects, only to discovered I am a bit behind at posting a few things.  Spring Maze/Autumn Haze is two blocks and just by changing the setting you can create two completely different quilts.  This is the Spring Maze version.  I concluded that the blocks were so bright and bold that hand dye border was required.  My obsession with Paintstiks continues. Spring_Maze_Autumn_HazeSpring Maze looked very organic, a field of wildflowers in full bloom.  You will find ferns and dragonflies in two corners and a few little dragon flies randomly in the several center of the blocks.
Spring_Maze_Paintstik
Spring_Maze_CornerSpring_Maze_TopI love it when a plan comes together.  The fern and dragonflies added a wonderful little something to my wildflower garden.

 

Last Day

In_the_TrayAbove is the last Marbled piece of the in the tray.  Not the last piece ever, but just for this marbling season.  I was just looking at the pile of Marbled Fabric and realized that I was shooting for creating 400 pieces and I will have over 500 new pieces for this fall.  500 Fat Quarters of Hand Marbled Fabric just felt like it should be marked as an occasion.  Below is twenty pieces of Hot Pink in a variety of my designs.

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That was then and this is now!

Beginnings_2003This Winter I received this in the mail.  This is a group of photos taken of my very first booth setup at a quilt snow.  If I remember correctly it is at La Conner Quilt Fest 2004.  At that time I just had Hand Dyed Marbled Fabric, a few sample, pillows and Framed Hand Marbled Fabric.  Now ten years later, things have changed. Now_2014 I now just fit into a 10′ x 20′ booth, my Hand Dyed Marbled Fabrics have expanded to include Hand Dyed Fabrics(Cotton and Silk), Snowed Dyed Fabrics and Hand Dyed Bamboo Socks.  My product line has expanded to include Cotton Batiks, Rayon Batik Scarves, Patterns,  Artists Paintstiks, Stencils, a variety of Art Quilting Supplies and Sewing Notions and more. And_Now_2014 That would be me showing how to use Paintstiks, Brushes and Stencils on Fabric.  After all it is my job to tempt you!  I’m still at www.marbled-arts.com