Art Every Day, Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Here is today's new piece. I wanted to pair the large block print with a bit of hand painted fabric that I had left over and decided that black, white and red solid fabrics would show them both off the best. I layered white on top of red dye painted batting. Topped it with a rectangle of black linen which I topped with the block print. Then I ripped some red strips, a large one to hold the strip of painted fabric and a small one to tuck under the edges of the block print. I positioned the red so as to spread it around and to isolate the painted strip from the block print.
The white background is stitched in white in alternating segments of wavy lines and the block print is stitched in the white areas only. The red and the painted strip are top stitched in black. My favorite parts are the two areas of white below and above the short red strips with the black stitched swirls. The stitched swirls add a bit of humor to an otherwise bold, strident color way and design. All in all, the piece has nice depth and makes a bold, pleasing statement.