Art Every Day, Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Today's piece is a nice reminder for me that sometimes things end up not being anything like you thought they might. Now those of you who know me well, know that I do very little pre-planning, but this one sort of takes the cake.
I thought that I would stitch a scant white grid on a piece of black linen using erratic spacing and crooked lines then I planned to top it with some long thin triangles of fabric that would interact with each other and use up some of the small bits of last weeks hand painted fabrics. But, bad product got the best of me. I was out of black batting, but had some cheap black felt so I thought I'd use it. As I began stitching the white grid, I started to get some puckering in the areas with no stitching - the cheap ass felt was stretching as I man-handled it. So, plan B, I thought instead of adding some appliques, I'd stitch some big swirls in and around the center of the piece where the puckering was bad. Well, of course, that just made it worse.
Well, I can't handle a puckery piece of work, so I stitched more grid on top using the three colors of thread from the swirls. So now, the swirls are physically sitting between the white grid on the bottom and the colored grid on the top. It's almost like there stuck in a Madras plaid.
It was fun and I've learned my lesson about cheap product,