Flight, Space and Light

Flight, Space and Light “I put it on and I feel transformed!” Sarah cooed when she wrapped up in one of the silk creations I call GloryUs Wrapture. I love creating wearable art work that captures the ethereal sense of weightlessness and wraps the wearer in a sense of glorious joy. I use a combination of my hand dyed silk fabrics and an off loom weaving technique to create the desired effect. Loosely weaving torn strips of fabric then stitching the pieces to secure it, allows for light and space to become a part of the finished wrap. Leaving ends trailing on either side gives the wrap a feathery look and allows the wearer to experience an effervescent feeling of flight. Creating textiles that are light and airy is made possible with the help of an amazing plastic that dissolves in water. I use the water soluble plastic as a base to stabilize assemblages of   fabric in order to stitch them together. I first encountered the magic of light weight water soluble plastic in a workshop given by Leslie Garber. She created fabulous wearable art garments using the plastic as a stabilizer. Although you can find several different types, I … Read More

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Dye, Cut, Knit

Dye, Cut, Knit Like peanut butter and chocolate, the combination of yarn and silk fabric strips creates a yummy sensory treat that is eye and hand candy for knitters. The colors and textures we wrap around our needles are what makes knitting so inviting, and expressing our creativity with our knitting is what makes it so satisfying. I teach workshops on Creative Knitting to encourage knitters to use alternative materials and methods to create one of a kind knit work. Being able to dye your own knitting materials in colors you love is especially exciting. As the founder and director of a fiber arts education program in the Santa Barbara schools I spent 10 years teaching fiber arts to children. I loved the way that kids could easily create with everything from recycled cardboard to abandoned cassette tapes. When I began refocusing on my own artwork, I supplemented my love for alternative materials with daily doses of silk. Once I developed a taste for working with silk, I was consumed with ideas for playing with this amazing fiber.   I ordered bolts of chiffon, habatoi and gauze   fabric in different weights from Dharma Trading Company. I began exploring Shibori dying techniques … Read More

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