It's been a very frustrating couple of weeks after embarking upon cataract surgery, first for one eye....then two weeks later for the other. My friends caution me to be patient, that it will be worth it. I'm counting on their advice because right now I regret the whole thing.
If you are like me.....NOT being able to sew is like not breathing......thus my frustration.....with that said, I actually (slowly, ever so slowly) finished another piece. Sales at the NC Arboretum exhibit that I'm doing with two pals, Kate and Judy, have been good and replacements are needed....yeah.Our 5th annual Girlfriend Art Camp in Phoenix in February yielded numerous pieces that I was anxious to work on. Our first ice-dyeing session was disappointing.....not failures, just unexpected paler than usual results. This was supposed to be PFD rayon/cotton fabric but I suspect it wasn't.
This is one of my pieces that was reworked with mono printing using thinned acrylics & stencils. After stabilizing and sandwiching with a thin batting, it was machine stitched. Now I love the simplicity of this piece.
SUMMERTIME 15.5" x 21.5"
Ice-dyed and painted cotton rayon, machine stitched.
Edge facing and hanging sleeve complete this piece.