Awhile back, I made a piece that had the feel of a Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Style window or at least that was my impression. You can see it here.
I set out to try a similar yet different approach, inspired by this flat dyed mercerized cotton. It was dyed in about 3 mins. by squirting leftover dye...thus the color scheme.
This hunk of cotton was ice dyed.
And this is 4 sections of deconstructed screen printed designs. One of the Fiber Junkies has a wonderful thin metal gear/washer looking thing that we all love to use for this technique. It inspired my idea to feature circles.
The background was stitched to give the appearance of tall grasses. A few of the deconstructed circular motifs were isolated and surrounded with 1/4" strips of the green ice dyed fabric.
Then I spent far too much time auditioning various arrangements of narrow strips as seen above and below............You are being spared ALL the variations......and we'll go right to the final one below.
THROUGH THE GARDEN GATE - 15.25" x 24.75" © 2015
AVAILABLE HERE (also a larger view)
Hand-dyed, ice dyed, and deconstructed screen printed cotton.