“Mood Indigo”: Opening Reception Sunday, July 17 from 2-4 pm
Candy Glendening is addicted to color! She dyes fabric so she can have just the hue & texture she wants, and then uses it to make art quilts and “everyday art”; bags to carry, silk scarves to wear, a journal for doodles or scribbles, these are all opportunities to create an item that brings joy to the senses of sight and touch. She has been using Procion MX fiber reactive dyes for close to 20 years now, using just a few primary colors plus black to create a myriad of different hues. Because she can dye any color she wants the options can be overwhelming; so most of her work is done in a series that starts with curating, creating and dyeing a color palette of single and multicolor fabrics and working with it for several months in order to really absorb and enjoy how those particular hues relate to one another.
Procion MX Dyeing Gallery
Last summer she spent some time with a completely different type of dye, the natural vat Indigo. The process is complete different from dyeing with Procion MX dyes, but she really enjoyed this new media. She is working on a new body of work that features her Indigo dyed fabric for her upcoming featured artist show at the Redlands Art Association called “Mood Indigo”
- Show Dates: July 16 – August 7
- Opening Reception: Sunday, July 17 from 2 – 4 pm
Indigo Dyeing Gallery
An avid blogger, she has had many publications in Interweave Press/F & W Media quilt magazines; 28 at last count, twice her art was featured on the cover. She has also filmed 8 different episodes of the PBS show “Quilting Arts TV”. The folks at Interweave also produced Candy illustrating her artistic process in two workshop DVDs: “Dyeing to Stitch: A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Colorful Fabric Art” and “Free Motion Machine Sketching: Drawing with Thread from Birds to Botanicals”.
By day, she teaches Biology at the University of Redlands in Southern California. By night and weekend and online she also teaches quilting and dyeing. You may contact her about scheduling a private or small group dyeing class by emailing her: Candy@CandiedFabrics.com.
She shows and sells her work at local art fairs as well as the Redlands Art Association. She joined the Redlands Art Association in 2008, and in the Spring of 2009 began editing the RAA newsletter. Her love of technology has spurred her to expand the newsletter to the internet, and later revamp the RAA website to mesh with the newsletter and provide more dynamic content for RAA’s members. To view more of her work, or gain insight into her process and inspiration, please visit her at her homes on the internet: CandiedFabrics.com.