Art Every Day, Friday, July 12, 2013
Here is today's new piece. I'm back to that game of trying to kill two birds with one stone and today I succeeded. I need a few examples using 'scribble stitch' or purposefully messy machine stitching that looks like scribbling or sketch lines. Which is why this looks the way it does.
A few days ago I painted up a fat quarter of Osnaberg (sp?) fabric; I dry brushed black, dark brown and pewter on the background then brushed on the red orange circles and stripes. I ripped the fat quarter into four sections and this is one of them. I layered it on top of black linen which is on top of red orange dye painted batting.
I stitched as fast and sloppily as I could around the large circle and small circles and added a couple more circles all in black thread. Then I stitched the black lines bisecting the red orange painted lines. The background is stitched in random, long, zigzags that overlap each other and are just close enough to each other to push the background back behind the black and red orange. I really love the retro, mid-mod, atomic look of the simple design and the addition of the bold thread lines. The scribble stitching is perfect for this design and I look forward to doing some more of it.