My entry this week is quite late because I've had an infection in my right arm, keeping me away from the studio for way too long! I finally had the dexterity to make this piece, again in black and white. I used strips of black on white which morphed into greys and then into black, with a strip of red in the middle. The only stitching I've done is on the outer edge, to hold the piece together.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
This weeks piece is a total experiment, and I'm not sure if it really worked. I took a piece of black fabric as the background, then tore up a dryer sheet which had been painted with silver Lumiere paint. On top of that I added a glittery mesh. I didn't like the mesh all over the dryer sheet, so I took the piece to my sewing machine and sewed around each silver piece. Then I took my small scissors and cut the mesh out of the areas where the dryer sheet is.
I like that the dryer sheet has organic looking edges, but I'm still not sure I am pleased with the end result. Well, it was an experiment, and sometimes the magic works, and sometimes it doesn't!
Friday, July 15, 2016
I am posting late for my week 28 entry, too much going on plus I've been dealing with a bad infection. So much for that. My entry this week is another weaving, this time with black fabric and some of my rusted fabric. I love rust with black, can you tell? In any case, it is done and now it is posted! YEA!
Monday, July 4, 2016
I'm trying a new technique I learned from an online workshop by Rayna Gillman, on strip piecing. Now, I know how to do strip piecing, but her finished works are a bit more intuitive than the way I have worked in the past. I like her idea of therapy sewing; just sewing 2 strips of fabric together with no real plan; then when you have a bunch made, you can try to assemble them together. If I can stay focused enough, perhaps I can make a full art quilt using her technique, and maybe this is the beginning, who knows?