Reflections, A Solo Show

It’s been two weeks since the opening of my solo show, Reflections.  This show is in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Wearable Arts show, All Decked Out.

I’m just now posting about it because opening night I could not get good pictures, so I had to go back a week later and take pictures.  And it’s taken me this long to get things edited. 

My show information literature
Statement about the series, my artist’s statement and bio

This series is all about my love of Itajime Shibori and my continuing studies of color.  I’ve had this idea in my head for a while now, so I took the time to get it out.  Actually I was on a different path for this show, but at less than 2 weeks out from hanging, I wasn’t feeling that direction.  So I ditched it all and went with this.  Surprisingly it all came together effortlessly.  Lucky me, especially since I had less than 2 weeks to pull it together.  These pieces are all split complementary color schemes.  They were all dyed with just one or two dyeing sessions. 

Itajime Color Story #1
A card like this accompanied each piece to explain the color scheme.  Very helpful for
non-artist
Itajime Color Story #2
Itajime Color Story #4
Itajime Color Story #5
Itajime Color Story #6
Itajime Color Story #7

I still didn’t manage to get good pictures of every piece, so I will be making another trip to get the rest. 

But of all these, which is your favorite? Let me know in the comments.

Reflections Exhibit

A quick sneak peak at my one woman show in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Wearable Arts Show, which opens tonight and goes until Jan 10, 2019 at the Unitarian Universalist church in Clearwater,  Fl.

Some of my art cloth waiting to be hung.

Art cloth grouping

Art cloth grouping

And a few close ups.

Over-dyeing Workshop

Several weeks I lead a workshop for the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild on over-dyeing fabric.  Students bought in fabrics they had previously dyed and learned how to over-dye them.  We discussed color options and manipulations options.  I had premixed all of the single color dyes for them to use.  Here are a few pieces they created.

by Donna Winchester

by Donna Winchester

by Donna Winchester

by Donna Winchester

 

 

by Donna Winchester

Bonnie Ward strong orange over-dyed various colors

Bonnie Ward before

Bonnie Ward sun yellow

Bonnie Ward lemon yellow

Bonnie Ward tangerine

The last three pieces by Bonnie shows the original piece before over-dyeing (the small swatch) and an almost solid piece of the color and the larger over-dyed piece.  In addition to over-dyeing several pieces, Bonnie took the time to dye samples of all the single color dyes.  Now she has a great idea on how the colors interact with other colors and a great start on creating a dye notebook.