Art Every Day, Friday, August 9, 2013,
I tried hard to get this done in time for a Good Morning salutation, but I got side tracked at the studio! I wanted to do something hyper-modern so I chose a black & white & red color way. I began with white fabric on a gray/black batting. Then I put some Misty Fuse on the back of a black/dark gray hand dye and cut it into some very fine, 1/8" wide strips. I positioned the strips in the lines you see above then ironed and stitched them down. I then stitched all of the white background with straightish lines about 1/8" apart. The lines move in different directions in each section, varying from horizontal to vertical to diagonal. Then I stitched the small red circles, the red zig-zags then finished with the large red circles which are heavily thread painted.
The piece did exactly what I expected to do - made me happy! Sometimes I really enjoy a fine, tight design filled with angles and lines then softened to a certain degree with some circles. The graphic appeal of this is what I was hoping for. It's been a long while since I worked in black & white.