Friday, December 9, 2016

JAPANESE MAPLE

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.



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8 comments:

Linda M said...

Love the leaves. Hope your hubby is improving.

The Idaho Beauty said...

You did what I find difficult or forget to do - let part of a design element fall beyond the edge. Those red leaves work very well against the colors in your background.

Angela said...

Gorgeous!

quiltedfabricart said...

Striking! I hope your husband is home soon. Nothing worse than being in the hospital.

Robbie said...

WOW, wow, wow!!!! I love the Japanese maple leaves on this!!! Perfect..just perfect!

margaret said...

maple leaves are so colourful and you bhave certainly caught that a lovely piece, trust hubby is making good progress.

Gwyned Trefethen said...

Once again you proved your a master of analyzing your own work, finding an area that can be improved, then taking the giant leap. What a difference those Japanese maple leaves make. Stunning!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Mary. Lovely design with the maple leaves...and the color is so rich. Hope your husband has recovered well. Wishing you a very happy holiday season! best, nadia