Category Archives: Art Cloth

Winterlude Eco Dye Prints on Silk

To continue the previous dye report: My “Winterlude” project combines dyeing with printing so as to extract plant pigments by immersing tied or clamped bundles/stacks of leaves with papers (cotton/cellulose fibres) and leaves with textiles (silk/protein fibres) in simmering/180 degree … Continue reading

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Blog Invaders, Dostoyevsky, Dye Plants, and A State of Transparency

  Sorry about this first part dear readers. Dessert – two helpings! – is coming down the page, though… Just FYI, this morning I updated my blog’s dye plant page using my computer not my iPad because that is where … Continue reading

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Forest and City in Fibre

“Forest Floor”, my exhibit of ecoprinted and embroidered art cloth and “A State of Transparency”, Karen Goetzinger's white organdy sculptural panels and constructions are complementary installations in adjoining galleries at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Ottawa. Thanks to curator Mike … Continue reading

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“Forest Floor” exhibit of eco printed art cloth installed

Well, it's up at the Trinity Gallery, Salon B, Shenkman Arts Centre, Orleans (Ottawa) – installed by my Beloved of 40 years, after two days on top of a ladder.)   In Salon B, “Forest Floor” explores ideas about decay, … Continue reading

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Botanical Scrolls – continued

Some more images of the “Forest Floor ” scrolls. Sweet Gum Scroll   Detail of Sweet Gum with Seeded Eucalyptus companion     Eucalyptus Scroll – details     Another Eucalyptus Scroll   Sweet Gum Scroll (above) – idetail, with … Continue reading

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Forest Floor

Getting ready for my show “Forest Floor”, July 29 – August 28, 2012 at the Shenkman Arts Centre, in the Trinity Gallery, City of Ottawa. I will be displaying eco printed art cloth and paper. First up is a collection … Continue reading

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Slow Clothworks: curing, washing and rinsing eco prints

Arlee Barr’s eco-print washing-out adventures have inspired this post! Thank you to arlee the unvarnished. A Spring 2012 review of my inventory revealed a box of vintage cottons and linens, eco printed in June 2011 and left to cure, unwashed … Continue reading

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