Art Every Day, Friday, July 5, 2013
Here is today's new piece. I started with a light blue green dye painted batting. I layered it with a large piece of bright blue then topped it with a large square set on point and a strip of light blue, coarse, heavy linen. I topped the linen with squares and strips of a painted fabric in bright yellows and other softer colors. The background is stitched in circles and simple paisleys and everything else is top stitched or echoed.
Because of the bold yellow, I tried to keep the piece as simple as possible. I like it to a degree. It's well balanced but too structured/traditional for me. My hope was that the mottled, painted fabric with it's bold color would add enough interest, but now the longer I look at it the more I realize that I should have raised the strip across the bottom just enough so that I could see the bright blue fabric along the bottom. Any way, I do love the fringe made by the torn linen. It adds such lovely texture.