This new work is constructed of hand-woven fabric which have been vat dye discharged. This process removes the original colors of the hand-woven fabric and replaces them with a new color, leaving the texture, pattern and soft hand of the hand-woven fabric.
The backs of these pieces are constructed from silk and rayon fabrics, some of which have been vat dye discharged. The two panels are held together by fine threads that have been placed on a 6" grid, reminiscent of the old quilts which are so prevalent here in the mountains of North Carolina. I am sure this has been an influence in the formatting of this new work.
The last piece in this series is a departure from the hand-woven and is printed with vat dye discharge on silk organza. The next body of work is a combination of patterns on silk organza, allowing the layers of pattern to create new and complex images.