A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Riffing on an inspiration

I was going to do this week on fusing but while preparing I went off the rails. What I now want to present is a way of using fusing to do fabric "sketches".
A couple of years ago I took a workshop at the Crow Barn with Terry Jarrard-Dimond. She asked us to bring an inspiration and I brought a huge book of photos of Andy Goldworthy's work. I can't imagine anyone more inspirational than him. The photo I used is in the book "Andy Goldsworthy, A Collaboration with Nature". It was a gift from a friend

Photo by Andy Goldsworthy

I made this quickly cutting and fusing. The women in the class were surprised I turned out four pieces in one day. Fusing made that possible.

So where do I go from there?

And there

And there?


  1. Fusing is about to entre my creative life in a big way in the coming year. Nice!

  2. I can imagine the ladies were impressed, so am I. Really beautifil, I love fusing too, but are always afraid it want hold.

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  4. You don't explain what is going on or what you are doing. I read this to get techniques. I can see galleries of work elsewhere. And no, I'm not going to pretend to be nice just to get along. This month's content is not communicative, it is odd and confusing.

  5. I love these pieces--so interesting. I'm hoping you will be talking about how to do fusing of this type. Also, thank you for introducing me to the work Andy Goldsworthy. I definitely will be checking out his work.

  6. Very neat to see the inspiration and your pieces. Thanks for sharing.


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