Juanita Sauve Art Quilts: With fabric and paints I capture landscapes, people and ideas, designing colourful, one-of-a-kind hand-stitched wall hangings. Inspiration is everywhere around us. My work tells a story - about me, about my world, and my ideas and values.
I had used two ply yarn because I didn't have any fancy curly stuff in that colour and I wanted her to be a redhead. Then I unwound each strand to make it curl......if there was an easier way I wish someone would let me know. But in the end I loved the result. Her hair really puffs out. For the next girl I gave some shaggy bangs. I used silk threads for her hair but maybe that was a mistake because it does shed a bit and the hair looked a little thin and limp so.....
I braided in some hair extensions in different colours. There is one at the front as well.
And I guess I forgot to mention in my last post that the backs of the dolls are all different patterned fabric. So here is a back view.
Now on to making more pins. This time I'll take photos as I go.
You can see my work at juanitasauvefibreart on Instagram.
It was when I was working as a social worker that I began quilting. For the last 20 years I have been creating art quilts, mostly stitched by hand. Recently I have added machine stitching to some of my pieces. I still love hand stitching and create many hand embroidered pieces often with painted backgrounds. I find inspiration in the natural world and there is usually a story behind the inspiration for my pieces.
I now stitch full time and love learning about fibre and exhibiting, and selling my work. I learn from other artists, workshops, quilting magazines and books, fibre arts groups, and friendly challenges. Visit my website at www.juanitasauveartquilts.com and my shop JuanitaSauveFibreArtonEtsy All photos and artwork on this site are the sole property of the site owner/ copyrighted by the author and not to be copied or reproduced without my permission. Enjoy your visit!