Multi-tasking has been the name of my game all week......"Autumn" is one of the results of my efforts.
It began with a some rather unique fabrics. My friend Gen (master of everything to do with fabric), dyed a pile of batting....YES.....our quilting batting. She used liquid rit dye and got these wonderful results, which she shared with me.
Some of the dyed batting was combined with a piece of wool that I had felted, dyed, and then sun printed. The images were created by using circle and rectangular sticky paper labels as the resist.Using the shape of a maple leaf, motifs were cut and fused to the background which was stabilized with non-fusible lightweight interfacing.
Next, I machine stitched veins and stems......and spent two evening hand embroidering seed stitching to provide more texture and interest. The final touch was to back the piece and add two loops to fit 'just the right side aged stick' from the ever growing stack I collect along our daily 'forced march' on our mountain roads.
16" x 12"
Artist hand dyed/felted wool, sun printed, dyed cotton batting, machine stitched and hand embroidered.
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