Adventures of a studio artist who works primarily with textile art.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Deconstructed 12" Squares
I've decided to work with my deconstructed screen print fabric again - I want to try to develop a series with this fabric, and I am finding it remarkably challenging - because the prints are so strong...... I feel like maybe I can experiment with the 12" square format to troubleshoot. Using the small size reduces the anxiety over using up my precious one of a kind fabric. Unlike hand painted or hand dyed, block printed or screen printed fabrics which I could easily reproduce - I feel like the deconstructed screen printed fabric cannot be replicated. The fact that this fabric is one of a kind makes it difficult to build a series. I am reluctant to cut it up, but I am going to give it a shot.
I am encouraged by the success of my small piece - Red Planets. This gives me the confidence to try.
Here are several pieces I have cut into 13" squares - aiming for a finished size of 12" square after quilting and binding.
The top two pieces are whole cloth, but this bottom one has a strip of deconstructed fabric pieced in.