Until I can find more outlets to sell my work, I may need to slow down production....they are beginning to pile up! But of course stopping is impossible......like so many of you, having a needle in my hand feeds the soul.Ever since I did the final rinse of this small piece of ice-dyed silk noil, it's been calling me.
Not so with this piece of canvas, painted with house paint!
However, they married well to highlight an embellished bone button that had been used as a workshop sample...already stitched to the blue felt.
Auditioning other elements......keeping the design simple to show off the gorgeous dyed fabric.
I blogged (click here) about this painted/stamped Lutrador...gifted to me from Canadian blog friend Jo Anne. Though I'd have liked to use bigger pieces....three small ones were the perfect backdrop for a few beads.
I had envisioned various hand embroidery patterns on the silk noil, along with section of metal beads. NOPE....that didn't work and I honestly can't tell you why I persisted so long. Probably because that was the only evening hand stitching project ready....so I just kept going. As slow as it was to stitch it, removing took only a short time.
Now the fabric and the elements can be enjoyed equally.
ELEMENTS # 2 8" x 10"
Artist ice-dyed silk noil, hand embroidered, and bead embellished.
Gallery wrapped on cradled wood frame.
Here's a little P.S........often artists leave the back of their framed pieces open....but I prefer to finish them. Yup, type 'A' personality decision! Once the work is stapled to the frame, pieces of batting are cut to fill the 'void', then covered with fabric...1/4" raw s/a pressed to wrong side. Now...here's the hard part.....it's hand stitched in place. A curved needle works best if you can find a really slim one (not easy)....otherwise use a straight needle and cuss a lot.An ink jet prepared label with care instructions completes the piece.