Sunday, June 28, 2009
Seven of us had a great time on Saturday, June 27 playing with jello. Using gelatin as a large stamp pad and acrylic paints as the medium, we printed, stamped, rolled, scrunched and just about everything we could think of to create some great fabric pieces. Once we got going, there was no stopping the experimentation. My personal favorite "stamp" was the imprint from the bottom of a wine bottle that Ginny brought. Karen Tornow brought a wire rack and Virginia had a sink strainer that made great grid imprints. Karen Miller had several rollers with interesting imprints. Foam stamps work really well with this process. We used bubble wrap and rubbing plates and scrunched paper to make patterns. Several people brought leaves and flowers to use for imprinting.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Here's what's on my design wall - it is one of the pieces I am working on for an exhibit at LaSells Stewart Center at OSU next December. I've had a great time creating fantasy flowers. I have a few more flowers and leaves to satin stitch around their edges. Then it's time to layer it up and machine quilt the piece. Hope you will see the Loosely Bound show in December. Best regards,
Monday, June 8, 2009
Our beautiful spring weather has inspired me. I am working on a crazy quilt using mostly solid fabrics. Blue skies, plowed fields, cherry blossoms and spring greens are the colors I am using. I rarely use solids in my quilts and am eager (and anxious) to figure out the quilting design. There are no prints to hide quilting baubles!
What about you ...what's on your design wall? (or on your loom, easel, dye pot etc) ... where are you finding inspiration? Give our new blog a try and post a comment!
Posted by Pam at 1:59 PM
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Welcome to the blog for Contemporary Fiber Arts! We are a guild hosted by the Corvallis Arts Center in Corvallis, Oregon. Our members are interested in a wide range of fiber arts: baskets, art quilts, traditional quilts, weaving, fiber dyeing, garments and accessories, dollmaking, knitting, crocheting and surface embellishment.
Monthly meetings are held at the Corvallis Arts Center located at 700 SW Madison Avenue in Corvallis, Oregon. Meetings begin at 6:30 pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Meetings typically consist of
- Announcements: shows to enter, shows to see, workshops etc.
- Show & tell: members are encouraged to bring pieces they have created to share with the group
- The headline event: a featured speaker(s) or hands-on activity
Annual membership dues are $20. Junior membership dues are $10.
Please join us and share our enthusiasm for fiber arts!
Posted by Pam at 9:17 AM