Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Flag Books

I attended a mini-workshop with the Dallas Area Fiber Artists last month. Sheila Cunningham taught us how to make little "flag books."  Simple and versitle. I had to try my hand at it. I had an old calendar with little pictures of US Flags and other patriotic images, so that was my first inspiration.  The name "flag" comes from the interior of the books when opened and all the little "flags" pop up and move in opposite directions.  I plan to make special Christmas themed books this fall in time for gifts.
Patriotic flag book

Inside of the patriotic flag book. The spine is accordian folded and the little "flags" pop up when the book is opened. Size: 3" x 5". 

50th Anniversary flag book. Size 3" x 5"

Inside of the 50th Anniversary flag book, which is made for my sister's 50th anniversary celebration this month.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Framed Memory Collage

This is the graduation memory collage I put together for my granddaughter, Kalyn, in honor and celebration of her graduation from the University of Rhode Island last month.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Art Deco # 1

First Place
Fiber Arts Division
"Art is Ageless"
C C Young Retirement Community 

This fiber art piece is fused applique of batiks, embellished with sequins and beads. The flowerheads are yarn "fabric" made with sulky-solvy. I added hot fix crystals to these.  The entire piece is attached to a piece of "rusted" muslin.
Size: 8" x 10".

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Heart and Flower


This is a Nuno Felted piece, sized 8" x 8".
I hand-stitched it to a piece of burgundy and black taffeta and mounted it on a wood frame. I added hand stitiching with french knots and various beads.  The large flower is made of flocked organza and chiffon with a large crystal bead in the center.  The "tail" hanging down is a portion of the red silk embedded into the nuno felting process which I left out purposely.