Deconstructed Paisley


Although I’ve collected paisley fabs and often used them in quilts, I found I was somehow bored with some that have been in the collection for a long time, and they were among the fabrics I donated before my move, and traded at Fabric Traders in Sidney.

However right before the silk screening class with Susan Purney Mark, I bought a shower curtain with giant paisleys on it. I’m only sorry I had someone else do the hard labour of climbing up and hanging it before it occurred to me to pop it on the scanner.

I was particularly interested in the way several motifs meet, and based on that sketch I made this screen and printed it on pole-wrapped shibori from Susan’s Colour Seduction workshop back in October. Of course this is the NEGATIVE space between the paisleys.

THOUGHT: Has anyone ever made a fabric really exploiting this? Wish I had signed up for Lily Kerns’ QuiltU class on using PhotoShop on fabric. Oh well, (1) we don’t have PhotoShop and (2) I am starting Filament Fantasy on Friday and that will keep me out of the bingo halls (as if!) and probably make more of a difference to my work.

And speaking of work, my hours are as follows:
through Jan 25: 33 hours
Feb 1: 34 hours
Feb 8: 28 hours
Feb 15: 37 hours
Feb 22: 40 hours

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2 Responses to “Deconstructed Paisley”

  1. Laura Says:

    Hi Ruth
    Congrats on your hours of work to date. You’ve done such a good job of persisting.
    Have fun with filament fantasy. That reminds me that I never did complete all the exercises when I took it. Perhaps that should be my next project and we could compare notes!
    Hope your day goes well.

  2. Ruth Says:

    Thanks Laura,

    I’m off to Sawyer’s this morning to stock up on thread and other supplies so I’ll be ready for Friday!


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