Friday, August 26, 2011

Printmaking for Barter

Zygote Press
Cleveland, Ohio

Do you want access to printmaking, but don't have the money? 
Do you live in Cleveland or nearby?
You can barter for print facility access at Zygote Press.
See this note from Liz Maugans at Zygote Press in Cleveland!

Hello everyone-
As fall nears, Zygote is currently recruiting volunteers (interns) who would like to help out in the printshop-office for barter access to presses and facilities. We are looking for peoplewho want to utilize the shop in exchange for press-time hours. Incentives like ...taking free classes, participating in group projects and being apart ofa dynamic shop are benefits of this opportunity. We ask for 10 hours in exchange for shop access per month. If interested, please contact: intern coordinator Elizabeth Emery at emeryspeaking@gmail.comThanks,Liz Maugans


I have used Zygote Press facilities and they are amazing. I would have never been able to use presses or inks if it weren't for Zygote. I learned a great amount of information about printmaking just by showing up!

Monday, August 22, 2011

magic feather for Jude

Light as a feather and magic to behold. 
Here's my stitched feather for Jude Hill's Magic Feather Project
Reclaimed silk from a blouse I picked up at a local thrift store. Kudzu leaves bound and wrapped within the fabric, immersed in the dye bath at Shakerag in 2010. (Not the silk robe shown in this blogpost). I wore this blouse and then decided to share it with Jude. 
I backed the silk with reclaimed wool from a dismantled wool jacket from same thrift storer.
Look at the feather-shape that appeared! 
I knew this was the piece to send to Jude.

Why not send your own?

Curious? Jump over to Jude's blog and find magic in every piece of cloth she stitches.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Humbled and Happy on a Hot day in Cleveland

Arrived at my door today:
In this photo: Book Jacket - Second Skin, Choosing and Caring for Textiles and Clothing
mailing package, and the black linen I'm currently stitching with wool/silk thread.
the new book by India Flint, Second Skin.
One of my pieces can be found in the Gallery chapter, on p. 174-75.
286 pages 
Approximately 9" x 11" x 1" deep.
all images by permission ©India Flint, 2011.
But you'll have to order your own copy to behold the deliciously-filled,  gorgeously designed book. It was printed on 100% recycled paper and feels good in your hands. Ah!

I am giggling with delight that Murdoch Books champions India Flint. Furthermore, the book designer, Toyoko Sugiwaka, created a beautiful layout and design to complement India's writing and artwork. 

This book is a masterpiece. 
To read it is to hear India's voice, smooth and strong, dispensing abundant information amid mouth-watering photos about selecting and caring for textiles and clothing while using less of our earths non-renewable resources.

I am humbled to have been included in such an important and timely publication. India has also included the work of other wonderful artists with whom you may be acquainted like Dorothy Caldwell, Jude Hill, Anu Touminen, and several more who work with pre-used materials.

Thank you India. 
Off to read every lovely page...
And if you don't already own a copy, make sure you pick up her first book, 
Eco Colour