Monday, July 29, 2013
Art Every Day, Monday, July 29, 2013
Here is today's new piece. It feels like a wild carnival to me. I showed a student how to make curvy lines using coiled fabric strips at the Art Party I hosted last Friday night. I suggested that she add some of our bone beads as she stitched her swirls down and I liked them so much that I wanted to make some more myself.
So, I started with yellow dye painted batting topped with black linen. Then I ripped some strips of rainbow dyed cotton and started twisting and stitching. I strung on beads as desired and just made swirl after swirl. I didn't stitch in the negative space at all. It didn't seem to need it.
I really like this little one. I mean, what's not to like? It's got it all, bold color/contrast, great texture and movement wonderful depth. Yum.