Saturday, March 30, 2013

March Fiber Artists Meeting

Houston Fiber Artists bring in some very interesting speakers with unique techniques for textiles. This month was no exception when we welcomed Joloe Art to be our guest speaker.
Loela works with her husband Johan to create these unusual wearables.  Is it Art in Science? Or is it the Science in Art?  They use chemical art to achieve unexpected reactions that spill over onto some of their fun silk garments.  Johan is a chemical engineer by profession.

Loela's collection of heirloom bulbs consists of 46 detail drawings of the 23 different "heirloom bulbs" depicted in the book:  "Heirloom Bulbs for Today".  Each -lady- as Loela calls them, has now found a special spot on fine, fabulous, irresistable and sensual silks.   Each of JoLoe Art garment starts with an original painting and /or drawing.  The art is then transferred onto the highest quality of various raw silks through 6 steps.   Lovely garments with unique names.
Then it was time for fiber artists members to present their creations.  This one is from Donna--"That darn thing looks like a fish"!  little quilting here and there

Nasreen showed her class from Craftsy (free from attending QuiltCon in Austin)  She did a slash technique
And she hates to throw away scraps so she created this wall hanging from the slashed fabrics from the circles in above hanging--clever!

She is also a very talented silk painter with this piece

Dorothy had this lovely quilt

Here is the quilt fully presented open to ohhh and ahh over.

Dorothy is also doing some crochet around rocks.  This one sits on brochure from SDA conference to be held in San Antonio, TX this summer (early June)

She has been having fun with these crochet rocks!

Kyla, a recent member, shows off her felted hanging.  Quite interesting piece on a recycled picture frame
Here is close-up photo

She also had this felted piece that had crochet inserts.

Ivy had a text message on fabric to present--this is the backing.

In this piece she showed positive and negative letters--she has an upper hand on her grandkids that's for sure!

Ivy has been experimenting with tyvek--cutting holes and painting with alcohol inks

Apply a little heat and you get this!  Just love these HAFA members!  come join us and enjoy some inspiration! 

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