Fiber and Fire
A Gallery of Wearable Fiber Art
Sewing has been a part of my life since I was a child. Successful sewing includes the ability to "see" how fabric and design complement one another.
Using, color, texture and design, I create my own fabric. A water soluble stabilizer allows me to create a fabric which has an airy, ethereal look. I can create unique patterns and designs using a variety of fibers.
The process is simple, yet time consuming. I lay the desired fibers on a water soluble stabilizer, and then sew the design in place using my sewing machine. After the fabric is used in garment construction, I hand wash it. The water soluble stabilizer dissolves, leaving only the fiber design and stitching. Every fabric is unique. I make only one of a kind pieces. Custom work is a staple of my business.
Geometric, or "plaid"
Random, or "continuous squiggle"
Circular, or "whirlpool"
Kathy Fernandez - Owner
Step 1. Choose fibers and create a design on water soluble stabilizer.
Step 2. Sew the design in place.
Step 3. Wash out the stabilizer.