Art Every Day, Friday, May 24, 2013
Here is today's new piece. I wanted to use some washing machine thread smoosh left behind by one of our dyeing customer friends, Anne Hagey and I wanted to use some hand dyed Polish lace gifted us by Pamela the Gypsy woman. So here they are, used together.
I began by layering some yummy red violet dye painted bating with some dark yellow green hand dye with the lace laid out along the bottom. I topped them both with layers of deep and medium red violet along with a mid valued bit of yellow green and a bit of red violet/yellow green that had been resist dyed. I like the layering with it's subtle texture and value changes and the simple quilting in the negative spaces allows the lace to show off. I repeated the flower that is in the lace in the quilting in the center most fabric. The last thing I added was the thread smoosh which really raised the surface.
I really like the quilted flower and the stitched circles but mostly I just love the bold direct complements.