Under the Sea

 

Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Under the Sea has the blues and greens reminding me of tropical water.

I found a series of blues and greens– all hand-dyed pieces.  Some are patterned with shibori techniques and some are done with white on white printed fabric.  The dots are done with small clamps.  The white print/paint acts as a resist–that’s the circles.

Under the Sea

Under the Sea

I like to have pockets…the side seams were sewn up when I remembered.  So, I made up a couple pockets using some triangular scraps.

The back has lighter green pieces and more vertical stripes.

 

 

 

Finding Dory

Finding Dory

Using the same pattern (Butterick 6171,) I incorporated fishy fabrics in Finding Dory.

I made up this shirt for a Fitton Center event which used Finding Dory as the theme.

 

 

 

Finding Dory

Finding Dory

There’s a mixture of commercial fabrics and dyed pieces…the fish fabrics were leftovers from a project that I did for my great nieces who live in Florida.  The sleeve is indigo dyed with a shibori fold.

I couldn’t decide whether I liked one side or the other best, so I put pockets on both sides!

 

 

 

They gave me a t-shirt

The nice folks at Shared Harvest gave me a gift as a thank you for volunteering.  Their t-shirt was a generous gift.  But, it was lacking.

They gave me a tshirt

They gave me a tshirt

It needed some color.  It needed to be warmer to wear in the warehouse in the winter.  It needed COLOR.

So, I cut it up and dyed it…adding color using shibori techniques.  And, I combined it with other fabric friends to make a warm winter tunic.

Part of the Feeding America network, Shared Harvest works very hard to help feed the food insecure in Butler and the nearby counties.   As a food warehouse they provide food to local pantries.  And, they have special programs (Backpack and Senior food box) to feed the young and the old.

Shared Harvest hasn’t offered me another t-shirt.

Fitton Art CenterThe Fitton Art Center in Hamilton asked me to volunteer for an Open House.  So, I dyed up some fabric and made a vest in which I incorporated the Fitton logo.

The Fitton is a community arts center right on the Miami River amid downtown Hamilton.  There are lovely galleries that display work of artists from all over.  A theater and ballroom present musical and theatrical pieces and the Fitton offers a variety of classes.  The Fitton is a hub of the Hamilton arts scene.  Currently the Fitton is partnering with the city to paint murals on several downtown buildings.

The Fitton folks said they were going to give me a t-shirt.  But they didn’t.  Maybe they knew what happens to t-shirts that are given to me.