Author Archives: Marlene

Fabric Box Blossoms

I found a pattern for a fabric box and thought what a great idea for using up Silk dye samples or my Japanese small piece collection and thus the addiction began. I made a variety of sizes-4 inch on up … Continue reading

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Had a wonderful workshop On Monday all day with enthusiastic professional women who had a great time dyeing silk scarves at my home studio!

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Jackie’s class

Jackie Denning who was a member of our Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild moved to Kansas City and it still carrying on the tradition of sharing with others-her craft, her enthusiasm for creating and teaching. Here are some pictures from … Continue reading

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Students Sharing Their Uses with Color Hue Dyes

I have a number of pictures to post from students who have sent me examples of their work using Color Hue Dyes. Check out the amazing effects and ways to present or hang their work. Here is a picture of … Continue reading

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Clothespins and Silk Dyes

I mentioned in my last art newsletter list that I would post pictures of the sequence for folding, clamping with clothespins and dyeing silk using Color Hue dyes. Someone emailed after the previous newsletter requesting photos. Here they are. 1 … Continue reading

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Color series doorway

My color series panels have been a variety of sizes from 3 collages long per panel to 15 collages long. I decided to make a doorway of the panels with 4 on each side and shorter ones in the middle. … Continue reading

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Breathing Underwater

A friend and I collaborated on a piece together which was going to be in a show outdoors for a month with the title the Octopus’ Garden. I painted the fabric and turned it over to Annie! to do anything … Continue reading

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Dancing with Fire

I really got into the orange red colors and started doing layers of 3 inch squares of all sorts of fabrics. It just grew and grew into a doorway. All three panels can be taken apart to make three separate … Continue reading

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Sunshine Portal

Here is the second in the series of doorways I have been working on for the last 10 years. It is called Sunshine Portal and has been in a variety of shows and displayed so people can walk through the … Continue reading

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Dream Doorway

My five doorways have been shipped and will be opening in the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo in Pittsburgh. See details for the show schedule at their website. Here is the first doorway in the series called “What is Your … Continue reading

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