Segue

Segue

34" x 38" Fringed, graded, hand-dyed cotton squares Each one embellished with beads, crystals, yarns, lace trims, sketches, appliqués

Segue, Detail

Segue, Detail

Arrangements

Arrangements

42" x 32" Hand dyed and commercial cottons Machine appliqué, extensive machine quilting

5.Battle Scene

5.Battle Scene

Dawn to Dusk

Dawn to Dusk

68" x 42" Hand dyed and commercial cottons, silks, beads and buttons, other embellishments, handmade dolls Dianne Hire's technique Piecing, appliqué, beading

Dawn to Dusk, Detail

Dawn to Dusk, Detail

Four Pots

Four Pots

32" x 38" Hand dyed cottons, silks, organzas, laces Layering, sculpting, embroidery

A Bag of Tricks A

A Bag of Tricks A

10" x 13" Hand dyed fabric embellished with braids Foiling, machine embroidery

A Bag of Tricks B

A Bag of Tricks B

10" x 13" Chains of mixed beads Machine quilting

A Bag of Tricks C

A Bag of Tricks C

10" x 13" Felt flowers Hand and machine embroidery, machine quilting

A Bag of Tricks D

A Bag of Tricks D

10" x 13" Artificial leaves Needle felting , hand embroidery, machine quilting

A Bag of Tricks E

A Bag of Tricks E

10" x 13" Braids, yarns, beads Machine embroidery, couching, beading

A Bag of Tricks F

A Bag of Tricks F

10" x 13" Wool, organza, ribbon, beads, charms Needle felting, embroidery, beading

A Bag of Tricks G

A Bag of Tricks G

10" x 13" Braids, trinkets Burning, trapunto quilting

A Bag of Tricks H

A Bag of Tricks H

10" x 13" Dyed, scrunched tissue, beads Machine embroidery, beading

Portrait of a Turban

Portrait of a Turban

19" x 23" Dimensional turban with pleated silk and lamé, gold lace collar, gold sprayed background Machine quilting, machine embroidery

House in the Fields

House in the Fields

17" x 10" Hand dyed and commercial fabrics Soft edge machine appliqué, some dimensional work, beading

Red Flowers

Red Flowers

16" x 20" Cottons, organzas, laces Layered and hand dyed background, scrunched and sculpted flowers, layered vase

Star Trek

Star Trek

39" x 41" I used Libby Lehman’s wonderful technique of free motion "ribbon illusion" learnt from her book "Threadplay". Commercial cottons Pieced stars

Hand dyeing the fabrics to get the kind of graded shading I wanted was a challenge. I fringed the squares and embellished each one with beads, crystals, yarns, lace trims, sketches, appliqués. The underlying thrust was to get the feeling of flowers and leaves, dew and earth, spider webs and moonlight. A segue from earth to sky, from indoors to outdoors.

 

This piece was meant for my daughter's breakfast room overlooking her garden.

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