Some of my dyeing and coloring techniques:
Putting small pieces of cloth together to make a larger piece is as old as cloth itself. My collage works are bricolage, making artful use of what is to hand, re-purposing remnants of larger goods into other goods. Patchwork quilts, Seminole clothing, Japanese boro, and work clothes from wherever cloth is scarce and/or costly are all part of this tradition.
|Japanese Man's Boro Coat||Seminole Man's Pieced Jacket||Patched Levis Dungarees||Gees Bend Patchwork Quilt|
Using Homage to Hoagy as the example, this is how I make a silk mosaic or collage. Both this little 4.5″ by 6.5″ mosaic and the big 30″ x 20″ GO! in the Singletons Gallery were made the same way.