I have always admired the art of felter Chad Alice Hagen. Her resist dyeing is something magical. I have wanted to take a workshop with her for awhile now, however funds and travel distance just hasn’t made it possible. So instead I have studied her images, and played with the resist dyeing technique that she is known for.
At first I wasn’t that pleased with my results. But then I pulled them back out and started putting them together as little collages. Still something wasn’t quite right. I then found a bag of stamped metal pieces that my friend and artist Megan Hazel gave me. These are just the perfect little embellishments I was looking for to go with the felt. Metal from the hardware store also works great!
The next dilemma, how to finish the pieces. Again brainstorming with a friend – Martha, I am auditioning fabric for the backgrounds. I will then quilt these – yes quilt!! I have gone back to where I originally started in the fibre arts!! They will then be mounted on canvas. Stay tuned for the finish pieces, but for now, you get a Sneak Peak of where one of them is at!!!