Thursday, December 17, 2015

2 Street Gallery

This is my current work showing in downtown Fairbanks at 2 Street Gallery, a cooperative with more than 25 artists participating.

We are open every day and enjoy visiting with locals and visitors in the Co-op building on Second Avenue.  Check out our Facebook page for upcoming First Friday events, featured artists and other gallery news!

photo by Amy Mackinaw, all works copyright the artist

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Can you find the cranberries?

Wool ornaments, embroidered with perle cotton, embellished with beads

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Seaside Studio

Working at a picnic table with the scent of the sea in the air and mountains all around me is a pretty great studio.  Felted, embroidered, beaded ornaments are in progress.

photo by Amy Mackinaw 

Valdez, Alaska            photo by Amy Mackinaw

Monday, June 22, 2015

A little something from Alaska

These mementos of Alaska are about 3" diameter, hand embroidered with perle cotton on felted wool, then bead embellished and edged with picot stitch using more perle cotton.

photos by Amy Mackinaw

Sunday, June 21, 2015

It's that time of year and the salmon are running

These are the tools of my silk screening trade:  screen, textile screen printing paint by Jacquard, freezer paper design stencil, squeegee especially made for printing fabric, thin foam sheet and scrap newsprint for a cushion to print on, and hand-dyed cotton pimatex fabric as a substrate.

photos by Amy Mackinaw

Monday, May 11, 2015

Binding Like Crazy

I really enjoy using colorful binding on my work and generally use commercial batiks, though sometimes I opt for solid black or hand-dyed Pimatex.

photo by Amy Mackinaw

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Moose Herd

Someone needs to guard the herd of moose, after all, and Lincoln has taken that job upon himself.

photo by Amy Mackinaw

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Printing Up a Storm

The ravens are flying, the cranes are dancing, the caribou migrating, the sled dogs mushing and the rivers are running tonight.

photo by Amy Mackinaw, block-printing on cotton and velveteen

Monday, March 09, 2015

Waves of Anticipation

Today was a PFD (prepare for dyeing) day, and I cut these waves of pimatex cotton that I ordered from  Lisa Call's website into 40-inch pieces.  Because I use eight-inch sections of fabric regularly, it makes sense to cut fabric into yardage divisible by eight.

photo by Amy Mackinaw

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Before and After

What will this combination of fabrics become?

Answer: this finished work, "Raven Over the Range."

photos by Amy Mackinaw
Fiber, Beads, 9" x 11"

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Design Wall/Work in Progress

Here is a look inside the studio today.  The sled dog quilt, called "Single Lead," is in the process of being machine quilted.
photo by Amy Mackinaw
24"x30", "Single Lead"

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Another Bright and Beautiful Day

 "Peony Trio" 8"x 10", Felted wool, Hand-dyed cotton, Beads, Perle cotton embroidery, photo by Amy Mackinaw

 "Willow Leaf" 10" x 10 1/2", Hand-dyed cotton, Felted wool, Beads, Perle cotton embroidery,
photo by Amy Mackinaw

  "Caribou Antler in Red", 12" x 13", Hand-dyed cotton, Felted wool, Beads, Antler buttons, Perle cotton embroidery,
photo by Amy Mackinaw

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

From Ukuleles to Fat Bikes

 "Ukulele", 10" x 15", Fiber, Beads,
photo by Amy Mackinaw

"Forever Summer"  10" x 15". Fiber, Beads
photo by Amy Mackinaw

"Love", 10"x 15", Fiber, Beads,
photo by Amy Mackinaw

"Fat Tire Bike",  Fiber, Beads, 10"x 15",
photo by Amy Mackinaw

Sunday, January 11, 2015

January Palette

It's not warm enough for a rainbow outside, but that's what appeared inside today.