the DownStairs Studio - fabric & fiber art
Misty Gray
Misty Gray
This is a rough appliqued lighthouse on gradient hand dyed gray representing a gray misty day. The entire piece has been free motion machine stitched. It is double matted and framed without glass or plexi.
Backyard Twins
This is a thread painting done on a photo that was printed onto fabric and painted in with free motion machine stitching. It is double matted and framed without glass or plexi.
Backyard Twins
Fine Print
Fine Print
Thread Painting from a photo taken by photographer Anne de Haas. I had the photo enlarged and printed onto fabric then using machine free motion stitching I painted in the entire piece. It is framed and matted without glass.
Mom & Dad 1948
Thread Painting from a black and white photo of my Mom & Dad in 1948.The photo has been printed onto fabric and heavily thread painted using free motion machine stitching and many, many shades of grays, whites, and blacks. This piece is double matted and framed without glass or plexi.
               Mom & Dad 1948
The Mark Project
The Mark Project
I had a photo of my fun loving brother-in-law, Mark, clowning around with the paint brush and just knew I had to turn it into art!!...Rough appliqued using only one batik fabric for the face. Free motion machine stitiching, thread painting, and fabric painting. Framed and matted without glass.
Two Hoots - SOLD
One of my favorites......I love owls! Two Hoots is rough appliqued, free motion stitched, and enhanced with fabric paint and pens. It is framed and double matted.
Two Hoots - SOLD
                  Those Eyes - SOLD
Those Eyes - SOLD
Huge frog peeking out of green leaves. Batik fabrics that have been hand painted then thread painted and free motion machine stitched. Matted and framed with glass.
Great Egret-SOLD
31" x 21" Thread painting on a photo that has been printed onto fabric. Framed and matted without glass or plexi.
Great Egret-SOLD
                  End of Summer-SOLD
End of Summer-SOLD
Fabric & mixed media with machine free motion thread painting. Recycled dryer sheets and tea bag papers. Matted and framed with glass.
Painted Red-SOLD
Fabric & Mixed Media with thread painting and machine free motion stitching. Recycled dryer sheets and tea bag papers. Matted and framed with glass.
                   Painted Red-SOLD
                 October Forest-SOLD
October Forest-SOLD
22" x 24" - Fabric, fibers, teabag papers, free motion stitching. Matted and framed with glass.
What a Wonderful World!-SOLD
22" x 24" - Beautiful layered design of the undersea world. Hand dyed fabrics, organza, tulle, paint, beads, and yarns. Free motion machine stitched. Matted and framed with glass.
        What a Wonderful World!-SOLD
                     Calla Lilies-SOLD
Calla Lilies-SOLD
16" X 20" - Hand dyed background fabric with rough appliqued calla lilies that have been hand painted. Free motion machine stitched and thread painted. Matted and framed with glass.
Old Cottage Charm-SOLD
18" X 14"- Handpainted fabrics with tulle overlay and free motion machine stitching. Hand embroidery and thread painting. Matted and framed with glass.
             Old Cottage Charm-SOLD
                     Old Nellie
Old Nellie
First of my "Down Home" series. Old tractor in the barn doorway with dusty light streaming in. Rough applique, hand painted fabric, free motion machine stitching. Matted and framed with glass.Currently for sale at Vintage Vogue in NewWilmington, PA.
The Old Chevrolet
2nd in my "Down Home" series. The old pick up parked outside the old wooden garage. Handpainted fabrics, rough applique, and free motion machine stitching. Matted and framed with glass.Currently for sale at Vintage Vogue in New Wilmington, PA.
               The Old Chevrolet
                       Silence-SOLD
Silence-SOLD
Quiet winter scene created with silver metalic threads, organza, tulle, paints, and free motion machine stitching. Matted and framed with glass.
Girl on the French Postcard-SOLD
14" x 18"- Thread sketched and colored with colored pencils, paint, and gel pens. Free motion machine quilting. Matted and framed with glass. This piece was inspired from a wonderful old French postcard I found at an antique store in Mississippi!
       Girl on the French Postcard-SOLD
                   End of Day-SOLD
End of Day-SOLD
Hand dyed and commercial fabrics, rough applique, hand painting, and some hand stitching. Free motion machine stitching over tulle and organza. Matted and framed with glass.
Four Poppies and a Ladybug-SOLD
Hand dyed and commercial fabrics with applique, hand painting, and thread painting. Free motion machine quilting over tulle. Four Poppies is matted and framed with glass.
       Four Poppies and a Ladybug-SOLD
                    On My Own-SOLD
On My Own-SOLD
Thread painting over digital photo printed on fabric. Twenty different shades of threads were used. Lightly quilted with free motion machine stitching. On My Own is matted and framed with glass.
Poppy Garden-SOLD
Hand dyed and commercial fabrics with rough applique. Free motion machine quilting with hand painting and some hand stitching. Poppy Garden is hand stitich mounted onto a mixed media stretched artist's gallery canvas.
                  Poppy Garden-SOLD
                   Butterfly Delight-SOLD
Butterfly Delight-SOLD
Thread Painting on digital photo that has been printed onto fabric. Framed and matted with glass.
Pink Pond Lily-SOLD
Thread Painting on digital photo that has been printed onto fabric. Framed and matted with glass.
Pink Pond Lily-SOLD
Do You Like My Hat?...
Do You Like My Hat?...
Thread painting on a photo that has been printed onto fabric. Framed and matted without glass or plexi.
Sara's Chinese Lantern-SOLD
Thread painting on digital photo that was enlarged and printed onto high quality fabric. The entire piece is free motion machine "painted" with many, many threads. Matted and framed with glass.
Sara's Chinese Lantern-SOLD
Reservations for Six-SOLD
Reservations for Six-SOLD
Thread painting on linen cotton canvas. The beach photo was enlarged and printed onto the fabric then painted with threads using free motion machine stitching. This piece is matted and framed without glass.
Evening Calm-SOLD
Thread painting on a photo that has been printed onto linen then painted with free motion machine stitching. This piece double matted and framed without glass or plexi.
Evening Calm-SOLD
Until Tomorrow-SOLD
Until Tomorrow-SOLD
Thread painting on a photo that has been printed onto linen then painted with free motion machine stitching. This piece is matted and framed without glass or plexi.
Just Hangin' Out - SOLD
Rough applique using both hand dyed and commercial fabrics. Batik background with machine free motion stitching. Thread painted and fabric painted. Framed and matted without glass. Just Hangin' Out has a new home in Los Angeles, California!
Just Hangin' Out - SOLD
Rain or Shine - SOLD
Rain or Shine - SOLD
Rough applique using both hand dyed and commercial fabrics. Effects made with tulle, thread painting, and fabric painting. Entire piece is free motion machine stitched. Framed in a beachy lookiing frame and matted without glass.
The Old Piano - SOLD
Inspired from a photo of an old piano, this piece i srough appliqued, painted, and free motion machine stitched. The Old Piano is double matted and framed without glass.
The Old Piano - SOLD
Awakening- SOLD
Awakening- SOLD
Rough applique using hand dyed batiks, tulle, fabric paint, and organza. Awakening is matted and framed without glass.
Welcome to My Pad
This big eyed frog is a thread painting done on a photo that has been enlarged and printed onto linen fabric. It is framed and matted without glass.
Welcome to My Pad
Love you, too, Oscar!
Love you, too, Oscar!
Thread painting of my daugher and son-in-law's wonderful pet, Oscar! I welcome commission thread painting of your loveable pets!
Autumn Birches - SOLD
Beautiful appliqued colors in this fall wooded fabric piece.
Autumn Birches - SOLD
Lavender Fields
Lavender Fields
Beautiful lavenders and purples appliqued and thread painted to represent the lovely French lavender fields. Framed and matted without glass.
Pink/Gray Lilies
Gray on gray with pops of pink appliqued lilies on a free motion stitched gray background. Framed and matted without glass.
Pink/Gray Lilies

 


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