Pictorial Art by Commission

I love to turn people's favourite pictures into unique fiber art pieces. After initial consultation with the client, I usually begin by painting the background fabric in colours to match the photograph. Next I create all of the major elements such as tree trunks, logs, rocks, bridge, house, firemen, and leafy tree canopies. This could involve using a soldering iron, a candle flame or heat gun. Then I apply these major elements to the painted background fabric, adding other fabrics and whatever else (such as a plastic onion bag, bits of metal, or melted cellophane) it takes to make it look similar to the photograph. The piece then gets heavily quilted to add dimension to the sky, water, fields, etc. The final step is to add detail like shadows and embellishments such as beads, sequins, buttons, ribbons. The result is a beautiful piece of art and memento of a special occasion to display in your home or give as a personalized and memorable gift.

(For those who live in an earthquake zone, fiber art is especially useful since it can be hung anywhere, including over your bed, where it won't injure you if it falls.)

Please contact me to discuss purchasing your own pictorial fiber art.

For Sale

3D Flower
Lighthouse: I can feel the serenity and peacefulness this image evokes.
Roots: A photo taken in Avatar Grove on Vancouver Island has been "painted" in thread using my sewing machine, of course.
Mr. Big: This rooster is made from some hand dyed silk scarves and a LOT of thread.
Telephone Poles (Canada 150 Series): photo taken approaching Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta.
Sooke (Canada 150 Series): photo taken at Sooke Pot Holes on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Sample Pieces