Monday, August 26, 2013
Art Every Day, Monday, August 26, 2013
Here is today's new piece. I simply wanted to play with more swirls. This time I did it with rattail and ribbons rather than twisted strips of ripped fabric.
I started with a deep blue green hand dyed cotton on top of some green dye painted batting. Then I jumped in with violet rattail and stitched down the largest of the swirls with three rows of rattail and one of twisted rayon ribbon. Then I added the two small twisted rayon ribbon swirls. After those were on, I realized that I should have stitched all of the background first, so I quickly stitched all of it with a small stipple in dark blue green. Next I stitched down about half of the the rick rack. Then, I added a few more rattail swirls followed by the rest of the rick rack followed by the last few rattail swirls.
I really like all the layering and the multiple layers of depth along with the cool, cool colors. Plus, it's always fun to go a little overboard with embellishments.