My new work, which can be seen on the Gallery page, begins with a process, ice dyeing. It’s a shibori technique (the Japanese art of folding and dyeing fabric) that has expanded to include the random possibilities that can happen when ice or snow is introduced between the manipulated fabric and the dye itself. As the frozen water melts, it carries the dye to unpredictable places and the colors can merge and split, producing unexpected results. The fun comes at the end of the dyeing when I press the fabric, revealing surprising organic designs. It’s like gazing at clouds looking for images.
I am so enamored of this ice (or snow if the weather cooperates) dyeing that I am teaching classes and workshops. Join me in historic Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, or arrange for me to come
to you, and share the excitement!