Textiles

I love traditional quilts but have no interest in copying their patterns. When I began these silk pieces, I did not make any reference drawings nor did I start with a predetermined color scheme. First, I painted and dyed silk yardage. From this base, I cut strips and sewed them together. Then I cut them apart and rearranged them into new fabric pieces. My 'slash and sew' process was repeated several times. The final collaged strips were fused onto a fabric surface and hand stitched. The stitching became the organizing linear factor, giving each piece its particular rhythm. These works vary greatly in size. Most works are framed. Some large pieces have been finished as traditional quilts.

 



Works on Silk


Small Work


For Kids