Art Every Day, Tuesday, August 13, 2013,
Here is today's new piece and she's a doozey! It began with a piece of fine wale corduroy that I painted with thickened dyes using a roller for the pink areas and a piece of decorative metal as a stencil with black dye in the remaining areas. There are some bits of yellow dye floating around in there too.
So, I ripped the corduroy into a large rectangle and laid it down on some pink dyed bamboo felt. I topped the corduroy with a strip of yellow cotton and placed a square of hot pink jacquard cotton on top of it. I quilted the pink areas of the corduroy with close set wavy lines in a matching thread color then I stitched in the white grid of the black stenciled areas. I top stitched the yellow and hot pink down in black then couched on ripped, twisted strips of a black hand dyed cotton to form the central spiral and the black frame. Lastly, I glued on the six circular, yellow bone beads.
The piece ended up much bolder than I thought it would, very graphic too. I think that the balance would be better if I added just a bit of yellow next to the two horizontal corners of the hot pink square. I think I'll do that in the morning. Now it's off to bed.