Double Latte Part I

In preparation for my opening on November 20th, I’m creating a series of “double-processed” pieces (truthfully, there will probably be a good amount of triples and quadruples, we’ll see…).

The first of the processes is pictured below, a “double arashi-ed” piece, first the rust and black arashi. The rust was a surprising color emanating from my leftover coffee grounds collected over two weeks:

I occasionally arashi wrap with this twine to get thicker stripes."
I occasionally arashi wrap with this twine to get thicker
stripes.”

I then followed with a gold leaf arashi, using a much thinner thread, to get this effect:

Double arashi-ed piece detail 1
Double arashi-ed piece detail 1
Double arashi-ed piece detail 2
Double arashi-ed piece detail 2

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Brett Barker

Brett Barker is a painter, textile artist, art/design instructor, and writer whose career spans more than 25 years. Originally from New Mexico, she now resides in Redondo Beach, California. She has taught fine art, artistic design, and textile design to numerous individuals, art guilds, and organizations throughout the U.S. She has a Master’s Degree in Art Education from the University of Nebraska. Her artwork sells throughout the U.S. and is available on her website, www.artistbrettbarker.com. She is currently undertaking a year-long investigation of Japanese shibori dyeing that will culminate in a trip to Japan to study under a master shibori artist in September of 2016. Her shibori blog can be found at www.peaceloveshibori.com. Her surface and textile designs can be found at www.brettbarkerdesign.com.

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