|Meditation of Each Stripe and Red Dots|
Friday, February 19, 2016
|"Woman in Striped Halo"|
|"Woman in Striped Halo"|
I'm looking forward to the reception and seeing all the members' work. FAN also biennially puts on "New Fibers" which is cutting edge work. This is the first time to see the membership's work, even if it isn't cutting edge work.
|"Indigo Waters #1"|
|"Indigo Waters #2"|
|"Dots Moving Under Indigo Water"|
Numbers 1 and 2 are mokume stitched fabric which are lines of running stitches that are pulled into very tight gathers. Number 1 is on white fabric, indigo dyed and then free-form machine stitched with variegated rayon thread. Number 2 is the same as above but on a coral colored cotton lycra (the same fabric as on the right side of #3 and #4 postcards).
|"Undulating Under Indigo Water"|
Number 5 is a collage of a maki-age or creating a shape from a running stitch in which I stitched a leaf shape.
|"Leaf Floating on Indigo Water"|
Thank you so much to the two people who purchased #1 and #4 postcards last night! I know who purchased #4 as she is a weaving friend of mine, but I didn't get to see who bought #1. If it's you, please let me know and I'll put you in my inventory book!
Thursday, November 26, 2015
|Meditation: Sticks at Sunrise|
Monoprinted and embroidered
December 2 - January 29
FLAT RIVER GALLERY
219 W Main St, Lowell, MI 49331
RECEPTION: Sat., Dec. 5, 2-5pm
"Jennifer Gould creates art dolls of fabric using her hand printed textiles of quirky characters. Those textiles that don't pop up into 3-D form become stitched and embellished pieces of abstract imaginings."
I'm looking forward to being the featured artist for this 2-month period. I have a group of somewhat different dolls to show and the monoprinted embroideries that have been so important to my work this past year. I've included a lot of embroidery on both dolls and the wall pieces and indigo dyed and shibori stitched work. Look forward to seeing old (friends forever, that is) and new friends at the reception.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Well, the indigo and shibori workshop ended up being at my studio (garage and driveway) as well as the SD/embroidery one since there weren't enough students for the Red Spirit. Fortunately the weather was glorious and students came up with, of course, the most wonderful fabric. They studied the basic stitches by doing a page of each type for their notebooks and then used those stitches to embellish fabric as well as clothes. I encouraged them to bring colored fabric, too, which gave great results. A couple of women had to leave before I did the slide show on my laptop of the 2005 World Shibori Symposium in Tokyo and all the associated gallery exhibits around the city, as well as my trip to Arimatsu which is considered the shibori capitol of Japan. The SD/embroidery weekend turned out to be mostly stitching for more indigo dyeing which ended up to be fun and colorful, even though that weekend's temps were in the low 90s.
My personal experiments were doing ori-nui on ribbing from sweatshirts--- I have a doll series of Pisces Women in mind for these.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
|"Une Petite Rien" by Jennifer|
Gould, paper towel, mono-
printed, hand embroidered
I'll be teaching "From Surface Design to the Stitched Mark" at the Red Spirit Retreat Center in Ganges/Fennville, just south of Saugatuck/Douglas, Michigan, on Sat./Sunday, Aug. 15-16, 2015, following the "Indigo and Shibori" class the previous weekend. The info is up on the www.theRedSpirit.com with explanations and fees. Hope you can take part.
|"Clouds and Rain" 2012 by Jennifer Gould, |
rayon monoprinted, hand embroidered
|Indigo dyed fabric showing possibilities of multiple|
colors when using colored cellulose fabrics.
I'll be teaching "Indigo with a Twist: Dyeing Blue with Shibori" at the Red Spirit retreat center in Ganges/Fennville, just south of Saugatuck and Douglas, Michigan, on Sat./Sunday, August 8-9. The info is up on the www.theRedSpirit.com website with explanations and fees. Hope you can join us that day!