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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.

3 comments:

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Ah. WAY better. Amazing difference.
Beautiful!

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!