I am dying a 5 yard piece of fabric for the next work. This is one of three hunks that are cycling in from soda soak, to underdye, to wash out, to soda soak, to dry, to over dye, to wash out, back to soda soak, well, you get the idea. I hope that one works. The others will start something new.
Scaling up to the finished size of 11 feet high, this is the full size drawing for the next piece (still without a name) and tomorrow I will make a full scale freezer paper template. You know how I love to use freezer paper.
A trip to Rochester City Hall had me checking out the current show at the Link Gallery there. Lynne Feldman had works that combine paint and fabric collage. This detail shows how she cuts and glues the fabric to a canvas layer. Very fun, indeed.
Longarm is now set up. So, I tried out some patterns and line work on this sample. I wanted to see how much the quilting would shrink the size (53" x 60"). Not much, really. And to see how the background shows through the white. A bit.
Using Anita Grossman Solomon's technique for cutting blocks with no waste, I made this many years ago. Reorganizing the studio unearthed it, now the longarm will quilt it quickly. Good for a warm-up on the machine.
Will Rogers visited Naples, New York and performed at the fair. This photo that I printed from the glass plate negative, taken and signed "Widmer". What fun to have a darkroom back in the late 1970s. Negative from a private collection.