“Although textile artist Sara Ashford meticulously paints fabric with flowing lines and shapes, she also always has an experiment brewing. Sometimes it’s pieces of linen or silk wrapped around a pole and tied with string; other times, the fabric may be buried in compost or onion skins. Recently she has taken to cooking up wild mushrooms and lichens to use as dyes.
These experiments in art and science create a fertile canvas of exquisite patterns and colors that Ashford highlights with delicate drawings. ‘Some of it is just beautifully random, and that always excites me,’ she said.”
Read the full article about Sara in Methow Arts’ Art Magazine