Monday, September 19, 2011

Turning Over a New Leaf

A few new eco prints to share.  They are oak leaves, eucalyptus leaves, rusty washers with no plant material in the bundle, and rose leaves.

I just totally love the serendipitous nature of the prints I've been making.  Most of them leave the realm of plant/leaf prints and become organic surface designs.

I've begun doing hand stitching on small pieces of plant-printed cloth.  At this point I'm still experimenting with technique, largely whether or not to have thin batting between the front and back fabrics.  I like it both ways.  The question is whether or not my hands can take it.

I've been so attracted this year, though, to handwork by artists such as Jude Hill, Claire Wellesley-Smith, Karen Turner, and Heike Gerbig, to name just a few -- that I've been waiting for the right moment to delve into handwork myself.  Eco prints seem like a perfect opportunity.  We'll see how my hands hold out!


I'll upload photos tomorrow of my first quilted eco print fabrics.


11 comments:

Deb Levy said...

These fabrics have wonderful depth and glow to them Connie!

Jamie Kalvestran said...

Fabulous, fabulous, FABULOUS! Thanks for the inspiration!

Joke said...

What a beautiful fabrics.Thank you that you share this with us.

Els said...

Aaaaaah : speechless !

Nora said...

Those are some really interesting prints, Connie. Who knew something like this was possible? I can see why you are inspired to do handwork. Good luck!

Alice said...

Beautiful prints. They are such a nice combination of randomness and the finely detailed realism of the leaves. Can't wait to see what happens next.

Valerie Kamikubo said...

These are so beautiful, Connie. I'm really looking forward to seeing the stitching.

stitchinglife.com said...

The fabrics are beautiful, Connie. And thanks for the mention :-) Look forward to seeing your stitches.

Vivika said...

Gorgeous, and I really like the round washers! I guess this is now one more thing I need to try...

Claire said...

These are gorgeous. Thanks very much for the mention.

frazzledsugarplummum said...

I hope your hands do hold out....beautiful inspiring pieces.