Bonnie G. Venable's Profile
I am a mixed-media artist who works with various types of fabric, paper, and natural and “found” materials.
Please find my work at http://www.facebook.com/TwigsandTextures
Several trips to Japan have influenced my use of Japanese shibori (shaped resist) dye techniques to simulate patterns found in nature. The myriad techniques to stitch, shape and dye cloth are very labor intensive, and the results are always a pleasure to see.
Shibori techniques involve sewing, folding, clamping, binding, pleating and other forms of physical resist. The effects can be clear and crisp or soft and out of focus and usually are done on natural fabrics of silk, wool, cotton, and linen. These techniques are influenced by the artist’s tension of stitches on the fabric, the amount of…
- Joined July 31, 2011