Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Quilt Cuffs

Alaska inspired and delicious to make and bead. The final touch: a moose antler button clasp.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Spirit of Alaska flags

What a gorgeous fall day to be set up at the Tanana Valley Farmers Market. A beautiful way to spend the day--munching some carrots, too-- 😊
Spirit of Alaska Flag Set, each flag 6"x 8"
Caribou, Raven, Mountains, Salmon, Grizzly

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tundra Bearberries

Padded Shoulder Pouch, 6 1/2" x 8 1/2", 50" strap
Available at Alaska Geographic Store, Fairbanks, Alaska
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Friday, January 11, 2019

Blue Moon

Blue Moon. 11"x14"

Blue Moon I See You

New work in progress--this sheer is so tantalizing. Where else will the ideas go?
Polyester organza, painted cotton, freemotion stitching


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Birch Moon

7x10" Fiber, beads, photo by Amy Mackinaw

Monday, February 19, 2018

Ocean View

Sometimes it feels right to step back and let the fabrics speak for themselves:  "Marbled, gelatin-plate printed, Procion MX dyed pimatex cotton, polyester organza."
8" x 10" Ocean View, photo and copyright Amy Mackinaw

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Alaskan Winter Moon

Techniques of surface design: hand-dye, marbling, gelatin-plate printing, free-motion machine quilting and beadwork, collaged and overlaid with polyester organza to represent a moonlit night in an Alaskan birch forest.
Photo and copyright Amy Mackinaw 2018