Fiber Art in Motion

Artist working in Fibers and Textiles – located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

I Have been accepted into the Sutter Creek Gallery in Sutter Creek, CA April 20, 2017

Filed under: Finished work,Uncategorized — sandrasart @ 10:34 pm

Come and join the 1st Saturday Art Trek Walk in Sutter Creek (Amador County) there are many galleries in our county with many beautiful pieces of art.  This will be my first showing in the gallery and I am excited.  Good food in the area, B and B’s and many motels.  Wine country also with award winning wines.


Inferno 2017



Cascading Streams 20.5 x 18

More to come


Building a New Website March 13, 2016

Filed under: General Comments — sandrasart @ 5:57 am

Redesigning a website on a new program is not for the faint of heart.  Set it up – take it down – I’m still looking for the easy as pie part.  Calming waters, picture taken in the Amazon jungle.



A day at home May 31, 2015

Filed under: Learning — sandrasart @ 12:46 am

First with the help of my personal IT person I discovered I had the cutter blade upside down in the Cameo,  Worked great after a bit of tweaking and turning the cutter.  I did not secure the misty fuse tight enough to the fabric –  watching it cut was interesting and of course it stuck to the mat.  But here it is “MAIDEN CUT”


On to the onions.  Used a little less then a half yard by 45″ of cotton and sprayed with vinegar, added onions to 1/2 then folded the other end over and sprayed again.  Rolled it tight and secured then steamed for 1 hour 20 minutes,  Then wash out and dried.  Pressed and the iron spit out water which changed the color where the water landed.  Have not rewashed but will then see if changes again..



Master Class January 2015- Value Study January 25, 2015

Filed under: Learning — sandrasart @ 11:13 pm

I just posted my final picture of the January lesson for the teacher to evaluate.  The first picture is of the original photo I took while in Sicily.  Roman ruins looking through the arch of the tunnel.  2nd is sketch on tracing paper, the 3rd photo is the mockup in hand dyed fabrics and the 4th is the final.  You will find two finals.

The teacher suggested placing the floating rock behind the other rocks and trees and by adding a sliver of dark made the rock recess.  Also suggested that the third black square be removed and that the quilting in the sky was overpowering.  I realized while working through this blog and our class blog that the squares are actually part of the end on the tunnel with the arch so need to add a bit of black to bring them down to earth.

.                                           master class

janSWsketch1 janSWmockup1

Sketch on tracing paper                                     Mock up of the hand dyed fabrics

janSWfinal1 janSWfinal2

1st final Heavy quilting in the sky                               2nd final replaced the quilting in the sky


PIQF October 26, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandrasart @ 2:53 am

I have recovered from the excitement of PIQF and ready for Houston. Class materials ready, suitcase packed, Tuesday’s the day for travel. I took a few pictures as I was putting garments away, thought I would post a couple here.







New Look September 19, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandrasart @ 10:27 pm

I am in the process of updating my blog with the hopes that I keep it current.  It is a learning experiences.


Color Value April 10, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandrasart @ 6:42 pm

Interesting Color Value dye study that I did.  Using Jet Black dye from Dharma and not stirring(I like the molted look) the colors that they used to produce the Jet Black had a lot of lavender in it – so as I’m pressing the fabric you find a lavender/grey change thus the value change of the layers is somewhat hard to find.  I am going to do it over tomorrow using New Black from Dharma – do it baggies and place in a warm water bath to hold the temperature above 70 degrees.  Here in the mountains we are still cooling down in the evening and studio is on the lower floor.  Hope for better results tomorrow.

Black value color Study

Black value color Study