Art Every Day, Thursday, February 28, 2013
Here is today's piece. It has a lot more going on than yesterday's piece. For this one, I began with a light blue green piece of dye painted batting. It was topped with side bars of different widths in a pure hued red orange. A piece of black was laid on top of the center then cool colored squares were added. I pulled off several of the squares and set them aside and stitched down the remaining squares and black background with a grid in a blue green thread. Then I added back the squares that I took away and stitched them down with a straight stitch around the perimeter. The orange bars were then stitched with a decorative feathers. One of the things that I really like is the uneven lengths of the orange so that differing amounts of the batting shows.
I'm very pleased with the subtle difference in the depth between the stitched over squares and the squares that are simply top stitched. I also really like the dichotomy of the very grid based center of the piece against the soft, decorative styling of the feathers in the orange.
Now, I shall go teach someone all about dyeing fabric,