Carol R. Eaton Designs

Carol R. Eaton Designs

Friday, December 23, 2011

There have been many distractions this holiday season that have kept me from my studio but I've tried to use my time wisely! During the November Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective meeting fellow member Carine Greene gave a workshop on weaving with paper. It was a fun and freeing exercise and I transferred her ideas over to fabric.

Below is my finished piece, "Woven Memories".


I started with a piece of my "ice cube" painted fabric and wove it with my green dyed fabric- both cotton. Next I wove my elderberry dyed silk with tulle to create the flower heads and ended up with dyed cheesecloth for the leaves. 


It was fun playing with the weaving and learning how the waves would work and to try to create a sense of dimension with it.

Lastly fellow artist Diane Wright told me how to finish the piece without a turned edge - love the technique!