Sunday, October 1, 2017
Exhibitors at the 2017 Winterfaire
Debbie & Bruce Early
Amber & Gwen Facknell
Chicago Park Garden Club
Susan Amidon Kirkpatrick
Members Co-Op Booth
Members Co-Op Booth
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Saturday, September 30, 2017
Beautiful and diverse in nature, color is a part of who I am - I bring it into my art, both in felting and silk painting. Textures and shapes are also reflected in my work as a fiber artist.
Distinct colors are blended within each individual piece incorporating wool, silk, yarns, bamboo, cheesecloth, and other varied materials into one-of-a-kind wearable and non-wearable items. Wet felting techniques result in nuno felted scarves of fabric, wool and organic materials. 2D and 3D methods become wall hangings and vessels. Silk paintings begin with white and are then painted abstractly using steam set dyes.
I was hooked after my first felting class. Wet felting flower-making followed and I continue to learn new processes and techniques. The variety and creative freedom I find as a felt maker is unlimited. Silk painting began when an acquaintance was letting go of French silk dyes and a book. Starting with this book and some classes, I began using the steam set dyes. The way the vibrant colored silk dyes flow and interact with luxurious silk fabrics is always rewarding.
Sharing my work with customers at shows and viewing their delight at seeing my work for the first time is gratifying. I love knowing patrons will be living with one of my pieces as part of their lives, long after a show is over.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Suzanne Burr - Wearable Art
It usually takes a day to make a final end product, assuming the silk is already pre-dyed. Leaves and biological structures are the main theme in my products.
Nature provides an inspiring color pallet that I am learning to appreciate more each day. Great energy has been poured into each of my artistic endeavors and I hope you absorb it when wearing these lovely items of Wearable Art.
Please find me: www.etsy.com/shop/suzannechristburr