Yeah....it's Friday.....though honestly, almost every day is the same to me since I don't work a 9 to 5 job! Here's what I have to share this week.After gathering the supplies to embellish a nuno felted piece....a bunch of previously purchased zippers caught my eye. I blogged about them here and also here.
Here's how it looked with just the flower zippers in place. Notice...I was working horizontally....
So.....after adding more embroidery and lots of beads, somehow the direction of the quilt changed to vertical. But....it still needed something......
To attach a backing (which presents a tidier appearance to the buyer, not to mention it hides and protects all the threads), I normally blanket stitch the layers together along the outside edge OR use my very favorite method - a beaded edging technique. I transferred many of the techniques I'd previous developed for edgings on garments to my quilts in about 2000. You can find how to do most of them yourself in my various books published after 2001.
So......you guessed it......I added seed beads for the final touch to frame the piece. It's getting to the point where I'm not sure whether a piece REALLY needs them or if it's so natural to add beads that a piece looks naked without them!?!?
For now this piece is back to its working horizontal orientation. It's puzzling to me why I have these last minute dilemmas over which way to display a piece. But to be safe, I'll add 4 corner (hanging) triangles to provide options for whoever gives this piece a home.
ZIPPY FLOWERS 14" X 10"
Artist Nuno Felted wool, hand embroidered, bead embellished, and featuring zipper flowers.
Visit these inspiring links to see what fellow artists have been up to this week:
Nina-Marie's Off The Wall Friday, Crazy Mom, Sarah's Whoop, Whoop Friday, and Richard and Tanya's A Finish Friday.