Art Every Day, Thursday, May 16, 2013
Here is today's new piece. I wanted to play with red and black and the really pretty batting you see underneath these fabrics. So, I ripped the base red fabric so that I had about 3/4" of batting showing on all sides then I ripped the dark gray strips and laid them down. I then laid down the piece of light red and folded the ends of the dark gray strips up over it then folded pleats into gray strips and pinned them down. Finally, I ripped some squares from a dyed black and started stitching.
I wont explain the stitching, you can see it for yourself, but I love how the layers look and how the stitching is effecting the depth. I also really like the dimensionality of the pleated up bits and I really, really like the color combo.
I also spent quite some time in the past two days working on the open/closed signs for my gallery. They are pictured below. They were fun, but really ate up the time. They were quilted first on the bright yellow green using black thread then I painted them using Silks paints.