Windows On Woodstock

Windows On Woodstock is my textile art studio in Santa Ynez, CA. It is a converted barn which sits high on a hill overlooking Woodstock Road and the Santa Ynez Valley. Within the 1500+ square feet I create art pieces from my hand dyed fabrics which I screen print, paint, stencil, otherwise embellish and stitch. My work ranges from representational to conceptual to abstract. Several series are incorporated into my body of work.

Belinda Hart

Windows On Woodstock

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New completed work

This is the latest piece I have finished.  I call it "Chaos 2010".  It is an original graphic design, and it is hand-painted, hand-dyed with organic dyes made with plum peels from the orchard and hand-stencilled with hand-cut stencils and antique wooden print blocks.  The piece is free-motion quilted and measures about
21" X 21".  I like the gold paints, which do not show up well in this photo.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sunshine and Paint!

Even with as busy a week as it is going to be, I have found time this morning to get up in the studio, and am unwrapping brushes, silkscreen frames, paints and new reactive dyes to start a new work.  I hope everyone had a fantastic Xmas!  We are spending New Year's Eve out of town and have tickets to a "pops" concert.  In the meantime it is a race to the weekend to get everything done!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

This is the image I chose for my logo--the windows overlooking Woodstock Road.  It is the first thing one notices about the studio.  The windows frame the valley from our hilltop perspective.

Monday, December 20, 2010


It should be a great opportunity to forego household duties.  But I tried to get up into the studio today, and got sidetracked with overdue errands.  Tomorrow is another day (Scarlett!) so I will make an attempt to 1. work on refining this blog, and 2. work on some in-process projects.   I am working on a piece that has various shades of teals and greens, and has insets of hand-dyed and hand-painted fabric with some copper metallic embellishments. I am also "dying" to get started with some newly acquired reactive dyes and screening tools. 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum Contemporary Art Quilt Exhibition

Four of my pieces were selected for a juried show at the SYV Historical Museum at the end of October. The exhibition ran from Oct. 29 through Oct. 31. The pieces exhibited varied from smaller framed pieces to a larger tapestry-style hanging. I would like to thank one of the docents, Catherine Graves, for bringing me a beautiful stack of dupioni silks in jewel-tone colors, after seeing one of my pieces which was rendered in silk. It was a delight to be shown among so many talented individuals.