Art Every Day, Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Here is today's new piece. I shoot quilting how to videos several times a year and one of the producers emailed me yesterday to ask if I could do two more, 15 minute segments on top of the 8 I'm already doing (tomorrow). So, I had to come up with a couple of techniques really quick and I like killing several birds with the same stone, so, today's piece is using the "Schnibbles" technique.
I started with a piece of black batting. Then, I chopped up a bunch of hand dyed fabrics, ribbons and fibers which I scattered on top of the black batting. Next, I laid a piece of fine, black tulle on top and stitched the begeebers out of it with long lines moving in every direction in black thread.
Next, I backed some yellow and green fabrics with iron-on-adhesive, cut out the flower and leaves and ironed them down then top stitched with the black thread. Finally, I trimmed it all up and top stitched down some multi-colored rick rack as an edge.
What fun! It feels like a party.....