I haven't been posting on this blog much, I've got another one if you would like to check it out; wildheatherfiftyweeksofart.blogspot.com. I've been writing on it this year. It is a blog that I'm sharing with a bunch of other artists who are all trying to make a piece of art every week.
This piece is not from that blog. It is a new experiment that I'm trying out. I'm calling it quilt sculpting. It's done on a some of my hand dyed silk/rayon velvet. Essentially what I'm doing is quilting the holy hell out of it in the negative space. Any area that looks sandy brown is thread. All of the colored areas are places where there is no stitch so the fabric blossoms up to the surface. I've used three layers of batting; two wool and one cotton, so that I can achieve this Trapunto like effect.
I've dyed several larger pieces of velvet so that I can move on to bigger pieces. However, this little piece which is 11" x 16" took me almost 10 hours to stitch and about 1500 yards of thread!
Talk to you again soon, I hope,