Handwork is still an issue for me right now and that has given me the push to reorganize my studio and spend more time at the sewing machine.
This piece of folded/dye-painted cotton was uncovered in the tidying up process. The horizontal bands nudged my design toward a landscape. This was far more time consuming a project than I ever expected. In part because finding the right blues in my stash to depict the Blue Ridge Mountains was a bit of a challenge. In the end, paint sticks and variegated threads were a big help!
I also learned that just because I was using the sewing machine.....the massive amount of stitching still took a lot of time.
SUNSET ON THE BLUE RIDGE 25.5" X 13.5"
Dye-painted & hand-dyed cottons, heavily machine stitched.