Monday, April 5, 2021

Mia Bloom Post Card

 Mia Bloom made four post card art pieces for the Beyond the Edge Holiday Exchange. One of her post cards is shown below. It is raw edge collaged with a variety of fabrics and paper. It is also machine stitched in a grid pattern. The backing is card stock and has a printed message. The "artist friend sister" texting is also on card stock. The card measures approximately 4" x 6". 




Friday, March 5, 2021

Cynthia Catlin Mug Rug

Cynthia Catlin made four beautiful mug rugs for the Beyond the Edge Holiday Exchange. One of her rugs is shown below. It is made from cotton fabrics and stitched with gold metallic thread. A place for your mug has been designed into the rug too! The rug measures 9" x 6". 




Friday, February 5, 2021

Teresa Shippy Mug Rug

This post shows the four mug rugs created by Teresa Shippy for the Beyond the Edge Holiday Exchange. Teresa made these using ribbons, home decor fabric, sheers and a lot of fun stitching. 

The rugs measure approximately 6" x 4.5".





Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Laura Bisagna - Mug Rug

This Holiday Season we decided to do a Mug Rug or Small Art Piece Exchange. This post shows one of the mug rugs created by Laura Bisagna for this exchange. Laura has been creating with hexagons over the last few months. 


The mug rug measures about 8" x 10" and is made with batik fabrics.



Thursday, October 1, 2020

Sunday, September 6, 2020

"Off Kilter"

These photos show one of Cynthia Catlin's latest fiber art creations called "Off Kilter":


"Off Kilter" front



















Detail


Back














This is how Cynthia describes it:

My objective with this project was to give myself permission to play and disappear in the zone of creativity during the global pandemic. I started this idea with the intention to utilize my collection of African fabrics. Intuitively, I allowed the colors and prints to speak as I picked them up and I sewed them together. I attempted to get out of my own way and just play. With no time constraints and no deadline, I pieced for several days, then I studied the results. I eliminated a few and tried a new found tilted block layout. During the observation and reflection time I hesitated but I kept believing and working and the ideas soon followed. This process was pure freedom that comes from no preconceived ideas about the final product. It was calming, cathartic and a pleasant diversion from the nation’s unrest.