Art Every Day, Sunday, February 24, 2013
I was so excited that I had the whole day today to work in my studio. I got up and started working on my new piece of art that I started about two weeks ago, forgetting all about my daily work! At two, I realized that I had not done one.
I spent all of yesterday teaching a large group of women all about embellishments, so I decided that I would base today's piece on them as well.
I began by gathering up some warm colored ribbons, cheesecloth and rattail. I cut them all about 10" long, bundled them and tied them in a knot. Then I set the knot aside and selected three colors of fabric; a red violet silk dupioni, an orange dupioni and a bright yellow silk organza. I crumpled them on to a piece of black batting and stitched the hell out of them forming long pleats and tucks as I stitched.
Once all of the stitching was done I satin stitched the edge of the fabric where it met the batting then tacked on the tied bundle.
The piece is all about texture and dimensionality. It's quite pretty too.