Fall?? Heck, spring hasn't even arrived yet. I'm preparing for a fall exhibit......perhaps this piece will find a home before then. Love any excuse to work on a specific theme art quilt!
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Several of my fiber pals got together to print fabric in Kathie's fabulous spacious studio.
We each had our own space and got so engaged in our projects none of us even took pictures! A variety of methods were utilized, but for me it was an opportunity to create some gelli print pieces destined to be used in upcoming landscape pieces.
Here's my results......
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Typically I prefer to stablize my work prior to adding any stitching or motifs. It not only provides strength but texture as well. That's because I often work with whole cloth.My go to stablizer is Pellon lightweight non-fusible interfacing which I purchase by the bolt. Here I'm simply stitching the two layers together using my walking foot and a wavy stitch pattern. The color of this first photo isn't accurate....the background is more like the 2nd one.
Motifs follow......often fused applique which are always edge stitched....generally with a small blanket stitch. Stay tuned won't you??
Monday, February 14, 2022
This little fun piece has been finished for awhile. I held off sharing while I attempted to obtain a color accurate photo and today was the day!
Friday, February 11, 2022
The vast amount of stitching on this piece required a good deal of time. I love being able to utilize the ice, indigo, and mono-printed fabrics I've created over time.
Ice, indigo, mono printed cottons, Ultra-Suede, appliqued, densely machine stitched. Wrapped on a canvas covered frame and secured in a black wood frame.
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Saturday, February 5, 2022
It was a rather lighter weave which required stabilizing, PLUS dense background stitching to provide body and visual depth. (And oh ya...a lot of time at the machine!)