the DownStairs Studio - fabric & fiber art
Orange Tulips
Orange Tulips
This is a fabric collage of orange tulips. It has been free motion machine stitched and mounted on gallery wrap canvas.

Fancy
Fabric collage on hand dyed background, layered with batting and backing then machine free motion stitched over entire piece. Fancy is mounted on stretched canvas.

Fancy
Amelia
Amelia
Amelia (named after Amelia Earhart) is a fabric collage, layered with batting and backing then free motion machine stitched. This piece is mounted on stretched canvas.

Amelia will be on display at the 2019 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Exhibition at City Gallery in Charleston, SC May 24 - June 9, 2019.
Marilyn
Marilyn (named after Marilyn Monroe) is a fabric collage in black and white, layered with batting and backing then free motion machine stitched. Marilyn is mounted on stretched canvas.

Marilyn is currently on display and for sale at Art & Soul Gallery in Aiken, SC.
Marilyn
Fine Print
Fine Print
Thread Painting from a photo taken by photographer Anne de Haas. I had the photo enlarged and lightly printed onto fabric then using machine free motion stitching I painted in the entire piece. It is framed and matted without glass

Fine Print is currently on display at the 2019 Aiken Artists Guild Member Show at the Aiken Art Center. She was awarded 1st place in the Figurative category and also People's Choice.
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
Two Hoots - SOLD
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.
Do You Like My Hat?...
Thread painting on a photo that has been printed onto fabric. Framed and matted without glass or plexi.

This piece is currently on display and for sale at Art & Soul Gallery in Aiken, SC

Do You Like My Hat?...
Yellow Lily
Yellow Lily
Thread Painting.
Misty Gray
This is a rough appliqued lighthouse on gradient hand dyed background representing a gray misty day. The entire piece has been free motion machine stitched. It is double matted and framed without glass or plexi.

Misty Gray
Backyard Twins
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.
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.
The Mark Project
                  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
             Old Cottage Charm-SOLD
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 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 Volant, PA.
                     Old Nellie
               The Old Chevrolet
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 Volant, PA.
Silence-SOLD
Quiet winter scene created with silver metalic threads, organza, tulle, paints, and free motion machine stitching. Matted and framed with glass.
                       Silence-SOLD
       Girl on the French Postcard-SOLD
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!
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.
                   End of Day-SOLD
       Four Poppies and a Ladybug-SOLD
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.
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.
                    On My Own-SOLD
                  Poppy Garden-SOLD
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.
Butterfly Delight-SOLD
Thread Painting on digital photo that has been printed onto fabric. Framed and matted with glass.
                   Butterfly Delight-SOLD
Sara's Chinese Lantern-SOLD
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.
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.
Reservations for Six-SOLD
Evening Calm-SOLD
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.
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.
Until Tomorrow-SOLD
Just Hangin' Out - SOLD
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!
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.
Rain or Shine - SOLD
The Old Piano - SOLD
The Old Piano - SOLD
Inspired from a photo of an old piano, this piece I rough appliqued, painted, and free motion machine stitched. The Old Piano is double matted and framed without glass.
Awakening- SOLD
Rough applique using hand dyed batiks, tulle, fabric paint, and organza. Awakening is matted and framed without glass.
Awakening- SOLD
Welcome to My Pad
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.

Currently on display and for sale at Art & Soul of Aiken.

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!
Love you, too, Oscar!
Autumn Birches - SOLD
Autumn Birches - SOLD
Beautiful appliqued colors in this fall wooded fabric piece.
Lavender Fields - SOLD
Beautiful lavenders and purples appliqued and thread painted to represent the lovely French lavender fields. Framed and matted without glass.

Lavender Fields - SOLD
Pink/Gray Lilies
Pink/Gray Lilies
Gray on gray with pops of pink appliqued lilies on a free motion stitched gray background. Framed and matted without glass.