A new series has presented itself and has demanded to be created! Last night I painted the first of the fabrics for my new "Fields" series. I live streamed the painting session, and also threw down a challenge if you're interested in participating.
The fabric this morning after it has dried. Color loss of 50% is not uncommon when working on fabric.
First set of six blocks, the fabric is still wet.
Am loving this new series already. I will live stream stitching these pieces next week!
The live stream, and challenge, is available in my community Almost Stitched. You will have to join my community and watch the live stream to get the challenge!
Did you know I have an online community? I do, and it's called Almost Stitched! It's a private group were we can encourage one another to step out of our comfort zones and push the edge of the textile envelope!
Do you love to paint, dye, rust, and otherwise color fabrics and papers? Then Almost Stitched is the place for you! Do you love to use textiles and paper to tell stories? Then Almost Stitched is the place for you! Join me as we explore our unique voices through textile and paper art.
How do you store your beads, was the question asked on Facebook this morning, and lots of great ideas were shared. Here is some of my bead storage, I say some because I still have canning jars, old pickle jars, etc., in my upstairs office filled with both beads, buttons, and other embellishments. Such is the fate of a mixed media fiber artist, you end up collecting lots of stuff for creating new work.
I have probably 150+ of these little containers filled with various types and styles of seed beads, and another 30+ filled with sequins.
Bead storage, these are Iris organizers and I bought them at Staples.
Cardboard containers filled with vintage plastic beads, baubles, and buttons.
A cart filled with jars and jars and jars of beads!
That's mostly beads on that shelf!
More beads, embellishments such as old clock parts, furniture hardware that was too beautiful to pitch, etc., the big empty space is where the new studio tv will be living, eventually. The stuff in the jars on the bottom shelf, natural dyed silk cocoons.