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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Seeing Red

I was very happy with the way my piece - "Stone Wall" came together - and I thought I would like to tweek the process a bit - by sewing pieces together rather than fusing them to a background.
I pulled my scraps of red, yellow and orange and started tearing them up and sewing them together. Here is what I had by the time I decided to be done:

I wasn't really all that pleased with the way it looked - too blocky along the stitch lines. I wanted to soften this a bit, so I dug out this lovely piece of hand dyed silk chiffon (below). I added fusible web to the back of it.
Then, I cut the silk into rectangles, which I fused in strategic locations.

Here is how it looked by the time my silk was all used up. Better, eh? Next to do the block printing.


Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Ah. WAY better. Amazing difference.

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Ah, wow... amazing difference, and beautiful, indeed.

Virginia Crandall said...

I really love your Stone Wall piece and am sure the new red one will be just as exciting. Isn't it fun to discover a new process and run with it? Good luck!