Saturday, February 4, 2017

Jerome Fiber Artist Project Grant

Rose petal dye and rust on mulberry paper.
 I am not sure where to begin, except that I am very excited to be one of the recipients of the Textile Centers, Jerome Fiber Artist Project Grant  for 2017! Many emotions have been swirling through me. First pure excitement, then a bit of trepidation.....then excitement, overwhelm....excitement! This roller coaster I am sure will continue as I move forward. It is an artist dream to have a license to create without constraint, so most of all I am grateful!

My adventure begins with experimenting with natural dyes, rust and a variety of fibers. I will be blogging along the way and hope that you will enjoy following along.

I began working in the dead of winter, all was frozen in my attic studio to my chagrin, (what a way to start), so the kitchen became my new studio. 

frozen attic studio

 I love the pattern the frozen nail heads make on the horizontal slate of wood roofing.

Rose Petal Dye, what a pleasure not only is it beautiful but it smells wonderful.

stains on the stove

Rose petal dye and rust.

 And so the adventure begins....................! Thank you Jerome Foundation and The Textile Center!!

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