Friday, January 23, 2015

More fabric prints

I had a good printing session yesterday.
Here are some of the results...




There are at least four layers of printing in each piece.
Today, I'm going to iron them, and then off to the cutting table and the design wall, and maybe also the sketching pad.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Back in the studio

Last week, I printed some fabric samples. I tried a couple of new thermal screens and also used a few other printing techniques. I'm pleased with the results.
I'm working on two new quilts. A new series maybe.
And I think I'll need to dye more blue-green fabric soon.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Snow and sunshine

At last, we got a little snow for these last days of the year!
Not much. But enough to look very pretty against a blue sky background.
And today, it was sunny again.
A perfect day for strolling and shopping in downtown Brussels.


Friday, December 19, 2014

SAQA Europe/Middle East

Today, my work is featured on the SAQA Europe/Middle East region blog.
Thank you Uta!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

December

Mid-december? Really?
It's time to share a small mosaic of what I've been doing in the studio these last weeks...
Weaving cotton and paper yarns (with dyeing in mind), choosing some rusted fabrics for a new quilt, blocking crochet squares, making Christmas cards, and playing with sumi ink.
The shibori quilt is finished. Actually, I didn't really quilt it. I simply stitched it on a heavy fabric background.
Apart from this, I've been studying Japanese, of course.
Yesterday, we've decorated the Christmas tree, and today, I'm baking gingerbread biscuits. But there isn't any snow in sight yet.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Stitching

The quilt top is ready.
Now I must decide how I am going to quilt it.
I think I would like to use more hand stitching than usual.

And here's a little tiny weaving that I made some time ago with paper yarns purchased in Osaka and Kyoto.