Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Art Cards - Happiness!

Wow! Who knew so many folks liked these little Art Cards so much?! Thank you! Virginia actually put up the photos from a digital I sent her because she hasn’t even received my cards in the mail yet – and two are already sold within hours of going up on her web-site!

Please visit: Virginia A. Spiegel
Until July 31 - American Cancer Society Fundraiser - Fiber Art Postcards at:

With all this positive feedback, I have continued making the Art Cards and have even made a few more Trading Cards – although I find that small format rather challenging. Here are some of my latest efforts – all machine quilted on my hand-dyed chiffon:

Top: GO WITH THE FLOW - 2 ½” x 3 ½”
Bottom: SPRING SPROUTS - 2 ½” x 3 ½”

Top: SUMMER SUN - 2 ½” x 3 ½”
Middle: OCEAN WAVES - 2 ½” x 3 ½”
Bottom: FUNKY BANANAS - 2 ½” x 3 ½”

And here is another piece done on the left-over scraps of the hand-dyed chiffon. So far, it has no titles. Suggestions are welcome! This piece measures 5 ½” wide by 10 ½” long.

I’ve also done some quilting on a piece that I put up last month that I’m calling FLIGHTS OF FANCY. It measures 10” x 14” and began with hand-painting Lutradur. After the paint dried, I decided to try painting fusible webbing, to which I added some feathers, Angelina Fibers and some fancy funky yarn. The quilting does not show up as well as I would have liked so I may go back into it and add more quilting with darker threads.

Several of you have asked about Lutradur. I first read about it in CLOTH, PAPER, SCISSORS, Winter 2004. Lutradur is the name of a polyester/fiber/fabric that is made + sold in 60” widths. It is sold by the yard and can be quite expensive to have shipped – unless you stipulate that it’s OK for the shipper to fold + box it. It is similar to a heavy weight interfacing and I like to use it as the base to support other items from paint to Angelina Fibers to bits of thread and yarn to transfer prints, stamping, etc. I suspect it is nasty to use for hand-sewing or hand-beading simply because of its heavy consistency.

Anyway, here is FLIGHTS OF FANCY (10” x 14”):

As with the other images, you can click on any photo to get a closer view. All pieces are 'for sale,' just in case anyone is interested!


allison aller said...

This is the best use of feathers I have ever seen in textile work. Really evocative...outstanding work!
(thanks goes to sharon bogins for the link to your blog!)

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