You'll see just how much 'seat' time I had during 'the husband's' hospital stay....here's another semi-prepared project finished off with hand stitching during this time.My pile of deconstructed screen printed silk noil is slowly shrinking. It's one of my favorite methods of altering fabric. When planning to mount a project on a canvas wrapped frame, it's helpful to baste reference lines to ensure ample turn over margins are available.
Awhile ago I prepared this background and played with featuring an Asian design. It just wasn't hitting the mark for me so I put it aside.
The fall season brought my attention to a beautiful Japanese Maple tree located at the entrance to our tiny subdivision. Large scale, richly colored leaves made using commercial batik fabric was a better design choice.
The veins were hand embroidered.....a bit of a challenge due to the number of layers (plus stabilizer) that had to be pierced.
JAPANESE MAPLE 14" x 11.5"
Deconstructed screen printed silk noil, machine appliqued,
hand embroidered, mounted on canvas wrapped wood frame.