Art Every Day, Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I so enjoyed yesterday's piece with it's girly, old fashioned feel that I decided to try that again today. We used to put together packs of dye painted fabrics that we called "Fancy Fabrics", but no one really paid them much mind after we started dyeing so, I just brought the remaining few home with me to use in my every day art.
I'm really into juxtaposition in art these days and that's what I really like about this piece; the vintage hankies with all of their lovely embroidery along side the bold red fabric that is topped with dark gray cheesecloth and stitched with a thoroughly modern looking grid. The pink that is sitting in the opening of the blue accentuates the unusual color way and the dark gray, dye painted batting provides a nice frame for the whole thing. I kept the quilting very simple in both the blue and green areas, just outlining the embroidery to show it off well. All in all, a great start to the day.