Category Archive: Colorious

A Top and Some Tablecloths

When my sister saw this one on the design wall, she said, “Whew, that’s bright!” Well, I live surrounded by a wall of green on all four sides of our property, and I… Continue reading

Pixilated Panels

The first time I heard the word pixilated was long before digital imaging.  In the early 1980s, we often spent weekends with some friends on an Arkansas farm.  A few times we played… Continue reading

Piecing Together Inspiration

It all started when I saw a post on 16-patch blocks. Sarah of Confessions of a Fabric Addict had a lovely, thorough tutorial on many ways to piece 16-patches, but the part that… Continue reading

Not Your Granny’s Sheep

The Austin Zoo is not your typical city zoo.  Its animals are mostly rescues and retirees — acquired from people who discovered that their exotic pets were too much to handle, from research… Continue reading

Values Clarification

The artistic kind, not the money or morals kind. 🙂 I was watching a Quilting Arts video from Season 2, and quilter Katie Pasquini Masopust was saying that she stores her fabrics by… Continue reading

Digital Collage with Fabric

For weeks I have been trying to figure out how to take my own fabric swatches and digitally blend them with specific shapes, to use in art quilts.  Even though I have a… Continue reading

Summer Dye Wrap-up

I had a lot of fun this summer finding out what colors I could get from plants here on the farm.   Most of them were bland tans, but a lot of them were… Continue reading

Colorious Results

All summer I have been experimenting with natural dyes from the plants in my yard.  After getting many wonderful yellows,  I was full of anticipation to try pokeberries and get red for a… Continue reading

Colorious II

Every weaver worth their thread does sample pieces called gamps, to try different threadings, or yarns, or colors – or all of the above-  in one reference piece.   These color gamps are… Continue reading

Colorious Weaving

These are some of my weaving samples from over the last 30 years. I have always been more of a Textile Experimenter (Experimentalist?  Experimentician?) than a Textile Expert.  Magazine articles and workshops constantly introduced… Continue reading