The newly formed art group, which I have had the privilege of being asked to join, finally came up with a name! We are the "North Texas Art Quilters" or NTAQ; we are a group of nine,(a now closed group....this is a good number to work together in our homes) juried artists, some of whom were part of the old group, studioQ, but not all. We get together monthly to share our art, to challenge ourselves, and to learn from each other.
Today we met at one of the girl's houses and did some embellishments with foil. We also had a great time showing off our last month's activity...making little art on 4" x 4" canvases.
|Instructions and samples of applying foil|
|Bethany- black yarn glued onto red background covered with net and quilted|
|Kay-thick dye to create shapes on red fabric, pieced and quilted.|
|Michelle-found another version of Davis's Cliche with blue and white added|
|Heather-using differing values of red and black to create an abstract tree|
|Wendy-her challenge turned out to be the largest...pieced angular blocks|
|And mine...hundreds of skinny strips pieced and quilted, stamped circles, and hand stitching around the circles. |
The red I used was much more vibrant that what shows here...not so pinky!
|All of them together...with a little doggy tail in the frame!|
|Kay with whole cloth silk, machine quilting with #12 Perle cotton thread|
|Kay-quilt with her own hand-dyed fabrics|
|Kay-shibori dyed fabric using blue school glue for resist!|
|Kay made another challenge for last month which was neutrals and perspective|
|Kay also made a tye-dye tee shirt for a niece..Bethany is showing how it is folded up to get the effect of spirals|
|This shows the final wrapped up tee shirt which you would then bind up and pour dye on.|