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Featured Artist : Mary Murphy |

 
Artist Bio / Statement

I am a fiber artist in Central Wisconsin. I make fabric from dyed silk fibers (Tussah, Bombyx and Soy) and then use the fabric for purses, scarves, backgrounds for wall art and other items. I have just recently been using the silk fabric to decorate your waterfall jackets with a lot of success and great feedback.

I initially purchased all my dyed fibers, but when I couldn't find a pale blue for the sky, I bought the Dharma acid dye to dye my own silk. When I decided to work on scarves, it opened the door to not only dyeing the silk scarves, but lead to dyeing my own silk fibers and other specialty fibers, and ribbons into the dye bath.  It's fun to see how different fibers come out of the same dye bath.

Dharma products I use are the following: Acid dyes (mostly Dharma but a couple Jacquard too); iDyes, just started using your Procion Fiber Reactive Dyes, Dye-Na-Flow paints,  bombyx and soy silk, party ribbon (and one or 2 other undyed yarns), silk scarves, rayon waterfall jackets, silk ribbon (quite a few other products I'm sure).

I am a self-taught artist. I have been sewing, quilting, and embroidering since I was a child. I also did a lot of rubber stamping and scrapbooking. All the tools, techniques, and foofalah I've collected came together when I discovered the process of "silk fusion" several years ago and really found my "voice" in art. Never good at drawing or painting, I find this medium allows me to paint with fibers. I take a lot of inspiration from the Wisconsin countryside where I live and the colors of the dyed silk.

Contact Info

Mary Therese Murphy

Stevens Point, WI

715-346-9121 (day)

marthemur@gmail.com

Member Q Gallery Artist Cooperative

1228 Main Street, Stevens Point, WI 54481

Dharma Products Used
Silk Fabrics
Silk Fabrics

Over 50 styles of Silk Fabric! All of our silk is Grade A - 1st Class - Number 1 - the best quality around at heavily discounted prices with same day shipping.

Waterfall Jacket
Waterfall Jacket

This is a really nice looking, modern, loose fitting jacket with a square shaped front collar that drapes down you like a waterfall!

Dharma Acid Dyes
Dharma Acid Dyes

Dharma Trading Co. is happy to announce our own line of professional Acid Dyes for Silk, Wool and Nylon!

Dharma Acid Dyes
Dharma Acid Dyes

Dharma Trading Co. is happy to announce our own line of professional Acid Dyes for Silk, Wool and Nylon!

Jacquard Acid Dyes
Jacquard Acid Dyes
Acid dyes are made for dyeing wool, silk, other protein fibers, and nylon, and nothing does it better.
iDye for Natural and Poly Fabrics
iDye for Natural and Poly Fabrics
46 brilliant colors for quick and easy dye jobs in the washing machine or on the stove. Much better than typical "grocery store" dyes.
Dharma Fiber Reactive Procion Dyes
Dharma Fiber Reactive Procion Dyes
This is the #1 best dye we recommend for tie-dye, batik, dye-painting or screening, etc. on cotton, rayon, bamboo, Tencel®, linen and other natural fibers. Also for solid color dyeing and many other techniques!
Dye-Na-Flow Fabric Paint
Dye-Na-Flow Fabric Paint
Dye-Na-Flow is a free flowing, concentrated liquid color for use on any untreated fabric. Flows like a dye!
Silk Scarves & Veils
Silk Scarves & Veils
Dharma Trading Co. has tons of sizes & styles of Blank Silk Scarves and Silk Veils for dyeing.
Waterfall Jacket
Waterfall Jacket

This is a really nice looking, modern, loose fitting jacket with a square shaped front collar that drapes down you like a waterfall!

Woven Silk Ribbon
Woven Silk Ribbon

Ready to dye natural Habotai 10mm woven silk ribbon from China. Woven, not cut.


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