Tuesday, June 28, 2022

MORNING SONG

 Last stitch just added.....new folk art style wall art quilt....


"Morning Song" - 20.5" x 16"  

Mono-printed cottons, appliqued, embroidered, densely quilted. Faced edges and fabric hanging sleeve attached.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

PERSISTENCE

 When drawing skills aren't in ones' wheel house, paper, pencil and a very big eraser are the tools of the day. Wouldn't want to admit how long it took me to do this!! The effort paid off...now retraced and fused to fabric, followed by tedious cutting.



Saturday, June 25, 2022

SMOOTH STITCHING

 Happy with the way my Janome is effortlessly stitching through some semi-stiff mono-printed fabrics.



Wednesday, June 15, 2022

CRANES IN FLIGHT

I decided to utilize one of the Japanese fabric panels and incorporate it into a larger size wall art quilt.

CRANES IN FLIGHT  - 46" X 46" 
Pieced, appliqued and highlight quilting with metallic thread.  Fabric hanging sleeve attached. 
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Monday, June 6, 2022

AUDITIONING

 While I had my stash of Japanese fabrics on my mind.......I began auditioning fabrics for a larger wall art project. 

 These often very busy fabrics (for me) are a challenge to work with.  I've learned to give myself plenty of time and permission to try combinations that at first glance seem as though they wouldn't work......


Saturday, June 4, 2022

MAKING DO WITHOUT A WET STUDIO

 I'm fortunate to have a dedicated studio in our home.  It's all mine so there's no need to clean up at the end of each day.  What it doesn't have is any practicable wet studio space function.

The floors are carpeted, I only have 1 large cutting table to work on, and the only water/clean up area is a small guest bathroom.  The need of a certain color of mono-print fabric led me to try anyway. I may not attempt again as it was way too inconvenient.  

I'm so grateful for a couple of fiber buddies with whom I meet once a month.  All have fantastic studios that we rotate using.  


As you can see, nearly every inch of space is being utilized for printing and drying.  Happily, I achieved my goal was delighted to get the mess put away the following day.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

EARLY MORNING GOSSIP

 New work just completed.....


EARLY MORNING GOSSIP

13” X 13” © Mary Stori

$198

Ice-dyed and hand painted Liberty of London Lawn cottons, hand and machine appliqu├ęd, densely hand embroidered and quilted. Art wrapped on canvas frame & secured in a black wood frame without glass.