Thursday, August 25, 2011


I have coffee with friends three days a week. I like to have some handwork with me during these hour-long visits. Sometimes it's the only sewing I have time for during the week. I decided to add some embroidery stitches to this piece of cotton printed with a deconstructed silk screen. (See photos from dye retreat.)

"Arabesque" 16x22"

I added sequins, beads, and silk borders and quilted it with rayon thread.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Tangled Tennies

I took a Zentangle class from Susan Thillen earlier this month. 

I thought I would try some of the things I learned on a pair of white canvas slip-ons for my son.

I used Sharpie Fine Point and Ultra Fine Point pens.

I tested spray fixative and ScotchGuard on a piece of canvas with some Sharpie drawings. The fixative faded the black and the ScotchGuard made it bleed.

I decided to leave them as is and let them age at will.