Mandalas on Ice
An ice-dyed fabric art challenge by Designing Quilters, a local art quilters group
Designing Quilters is a group of 20 or so art quilters who relish the challenge of creating artworks with a theme or artistic constraint. This particular challenge began with fabric that had been ice-dyed by two of the group’s members.
To dye the fabric, Peggy Spitzer used Shirbori techniques of folding and binding the fabric into wedges that were layered on plastic mesh over a basin and covered with crushed ice and Debbie Richman mixed concentrated Procion dye solutions.
As the ice melted, the dye moved around and seeped into the fabric, creating mandalas (repeating patterns of geometric figures). Once the dye was set, the pieces of fabric were rinsed, washed and pressed.
Each artist then selected two 22-inch squares of the dyed fabric to incorporate into a fiber art piece. Can you find remnants of the original mandalas in the artworks?
The fiber artists included in this exhibit are:
Pamela Gordon Davis
Lona Daley Getz
ArtWORKS is a program of The Arts Partnership. To purchase artwork or find out more about the program, email Tania Blanich, Director of Operations at The Arts Partnership at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 701.237.6133.
Art has been part of Nichole’s Fine Pastry & Cafe since its inception. Our rotating art exhibits allow us to surround our patrons with beautiful, interesting artworks while supporting the arts community in the Metro area.