frenchtown fiber

Chris Mundy and Kate House try to make art while navigating the crap life throws at them.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

200th Post

Here is what I have been working on lately. The figure in the center is an image of a jointed doll carved from ivory.
I've had that image around for a long time and used it in a number of collages. Now he is printed on fabric. Being able to print on fabric is about the best thing that has ever happened to me. I don't think this comes through in the crappy photo, but the dark brown fabric is actually glittery. It is the only part that I did not quilt. I want to bead that. I have to look through the stash to see what I will use. Beads and a binding and I am done. In the detail maybe you can see that I machine quilted following the marks in the batik fabric. I really love quilting that way. I get into this zen place as I look at the pattern and try to find a path that allows me to sew uninterrupted as much as possible without having to stop and move the needle.

I have an image of a female doll that is around the same size as this guy. I want to make a companion piece with her


Kim Hambric said...

Congratulations on that 200th post!

Great piece going here. Love those fabrics.

What are your methods of printing on fabrics? Are any of those previous 199 posts about printing on fabric?

self taught artist said...

i'm loving that blue/black side stuff. its amazing. is that printed too? hard to really make out the center, but i like what i see. good job!