Art Every Day, Sunday, August 25, 2013
Here is today's new piece. I had a blast doing it. It began with a layer of bright yellow silk gauze layered on top of a piece of silk noil that is dyed in tints of red, red violet and red orange. I stitched the two layers to some batting with a pale blue thread in a wavy cross hatch.
Then, I started stitching the swirls in a bright turquoise. There is some very heavy thread painting in the largest swirl. I love laying on all that thread. It's a lot of fun to do and the curly, swirly design is a visual feast. After all of the quilting was done I went through the piece cutting away sections of the grid here and there to reveal some of the silk noil from below.
It was a good day.