Silk Collages

The Silk Collages are small scale (about 8”x12”), textile-based, mixed media works. They are inspired by life and a bag of vibrantly lovely hand-dyed silk samples. A selection of works are shown here.

2002-2010

 
NEIGHBORS , 2003   Community is a gift.   Hand dyed silks, velveteen, thread, hand quilted

NEIGHBORS, 2003

Community is a gift.

Hand dyed silks, velveteen, thread, hand quilted

PROTECT , 2009   Love demands no less.   Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

PROTECT, 2009

Love demands no less.

Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

ONE STEP AT A TIME , 2003   Because life is a process.   Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, paper, hand quilted

ONE STEP AT A TIME, 2003

Because life is a process.

Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, paper, hand quilted

AMONG US , 2003   God gets it.   Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

AMONG US, 2003

God gets it.

Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

FINDING HER , 2003   Because she is so worth it.   Hand dyed silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

FINDING HER, 2003

Because she is so worth it.

Hand dyed silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

NEW SONG , 2003   What does your heart sing?   Hand dyed silks, velveteen, thread, paper, hand quilted

NEW SONG, 2003

What does your heart sing?

Hand dyed silks, velveteen, thread, paper, hand quilted

SHOW ME , 2006   What to choose?   Hand dyed silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

SHOW ME, 2006

What to choose?

Hand dyed silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

SHELTER , 2003   Where do you need protection?   Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

SHELTER, 2003

Where do you need protection?

Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

BREATH , 2010   The breath of heaven gives me life.   Hand-dyed and raw silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

BREATH, 2010

The breath of heaven gives me life.

Hand-dyed and raw silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

TRUST , 2003   What stops you?   Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, paper, hand quilted

TRUST, 2003

What stops you?

Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, paper, hand quilted

42 , 2003   I am thankful for my roots.   Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

42, 2003

I am thankful for my roots.

Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

EENY MEENY , 2003   Good thing for tried and true ways to decide which house to buy.   Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, paper, hand quilted

EENY MEENY, 2003

Good thing for tried and true ways to decide which house to buy.

Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, paper, hand quilted

EMPTY AND FILLED , 2003  It’s only when we get to the end of ourselves that we can begin to receive.  Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

EMPTY AND FILLED, 2003

It’s only when we get to the end of ourselves that we can begin to receive.

Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

CARPOOL , 2003   Life with my two favorite short people takes me far and wide.   Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

CARPOOL, 2003

Life with my two favorite short people takes me far and wide.

Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

HER PERSPECTIVE , 2003   A sweet memory of my mother-in-law.   Hand-dyed and burnout silks, velveteen, thread, acrylic paint, hand quilted

HER PERSPECTIVE, 2003

A sweet memory of my mother-in-law.

Hand-dyed and burnout silks, velveteen, thread, acrylic paint, hand quilted

WHAT’S NEXT? , 2005   It’s all one big, wonderful adventure.   Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

WHAT’S NEXT?, 2005

It’s all one big, wonderful adventure.

Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

DIALOGUE , 2003   How God engages with everyone at once is beyond me.   Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

DIALOGUE, 2003

How God engages with everyone at once is beyond me.

Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

TO STAND UPON , 2003   Vision flourishes when it rests upon good organization.   Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, hand quilted

TO STAND UPON, 2003

Vision flourishes when it rests upon good organization.

Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, hand quilted

HOPE , 2005   Tough times beg a strong anchor.   Hand-dyed and raw silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

HOPE, 2005

Tough times beg a strong anchor.

Hand-dyed and raw silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

OUTSIDE TIME , 2003   We’re limited by the linear nature of time. God isn’t.   Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, beads, paper, hand quilted

OUTSIDE TIME, 2003

We’re limited by the linear nature of time. God isn’t.

Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, beads, paper, hand quilted

ESCAPE , 2005  Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

ESCAPE, 2005

Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, beads, hand quilted

HOPE: MY ROCK , 2002  Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, hand quilted

HOPE: MY ROCK, 2002

Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, hand quilted

HOPE: REJOINED , 2002  Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, acrylic paint, hand quilted

HOPE: REJOINED, 2002

Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, acrylic paint, hand quilted

HOPE: I PROMISE , 2002  Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, crystal bead, hand quilted

HOPE: I PROMISE, 2002

Hand-dyed silks, velveteen, thread, crystal bead, hand quilted

All images ©2019 Wendy Lew Toda