I have been working with fine-line piecing for several years, but almost always with solid colors. Recently I did some "fracturing" of screenprinted text. While I was studying with Dorothy Caldwell recently she suggest that I start with a huge expanse of text rather than just a bit.
But I had a better idea as I returned to my seat and passed the workstation of my friend Shelley Brenner Baird, whose screenprinting I have always drooled over. I asked her if she would consider a collaboration -- she making the fabric, I piecing in the fine line fracture pattern. She agreed, and here's the result:
Fault Lines 5
Shelley Brenner Baird and Kathleen Loomis
Shelley's fabric was only 36 inches wide and I was concerned that it would turn out too small, since piecing in the fine lines takes up fabric. So I augmented it with some orange fabric that I had dyed several years ago. I love the color scheme, and was particularly pleased to note that it matched the silks of the Belmont Stakes winner, Ruler On Ice.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Collaboration project 5
Posted by Kathleen Loomis at 6:44 AM
Labels: collaboration, guest artist, quilts
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The piece looks great and the additional orange fabric added much more than just more surface. Good job!ReplyDelete
Kathleen. This is a beautiful collaboration! Collaborations are not easy, nor are they often successful. And I know what you mean about Shelleys fabric. Now...what's this about working with a huge expanse of text? I want to see some of this work please.ReplyDelete
Christine -- so far no huge expanse of text, just small ones. See my post at February 6 (sorry, I don't know how to get a link into a comment box). When I do it bigger I will let you all know!ReplyDelete
WOW! Lovin' this piece!!!ReplyDelete