Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Two new small stitched pieces to share with you. One in fabric and one in paper. Both take their inspiration from the local farms, but approach things from very different directions.
This cute little representational piece is called House With Red Chimney. You can't get any more clear or straight forward then that, (and yes, it's a mighty long name for such a small work!)
It measures 3" x 4" and is made from small bits of shot cotton, and quilted with a variegated cotton thread.
The other piece approaches its subject matter from a more abstract direction. This piece is called Silo, (specifically a grain silo... see all the little seed stitches inside the circle!)
For this work, instead of stitching a representational image of a silo, I've just used some of the lines and shapes of a silo, such as the round top, and the metal ladders that extend up the length of silos.
For the base of this work, I used one of the pieces of handmade paper from my first batch, (that I made from recycled manila envelopes and grass clippings) but before stitching on it, I applied a thin coating of beeswax.
To finish this work, I mounted it onto another piece of (uncoated) handmade paper, and left some of those edges peaking out from behind. The edges remind me of what I imagine an old treasure map would look like, and I think it would be fun to stitch some treasure map work!
Both of these new works, along with a few others have been added to my shop :-)