September 21, 2020

Susan Brooks – Eco Dying: Creating Journals

Susan creates her own fabrics through dyeing, resists and painting and then she adds dimension and detail through the use of stitches. She experiences joy in taking a piece of white plain fabric, using dyes, paints and stitches to create a visual piece and tell a story.  

Differing techniques are used to express differing emotions.  She uses deconstructed silk printing for a very organic look and soy wax resists to create a sense of dimension. The use of painting thicken dyes on plastic has been used for her women monoprints. The morphing of the dyes give a feel of surrealism.  And the love of the connecting threads to hold the pieces together.

The tactile and visual beauty of fabric has been a motivation to creativity.  As a child, she was fascinated by the possibility of transforming a flat piece of cloth into a uniquely crafted article of clothing.  After a journey of making dolls, garments and quilts, she is now driven to experiment with new techniques in dyeing, painting and embellishing fabric.  She enjoys sharing her passion with others by teaching these techniques and broadening her own exploration in fabric art.  Her aspiration is to tell a story, engage the viewer in a dialogue and challenge them to a deeper emotional experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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