I started a new series of patched and stitched work this week.
(Always feels good to start a new series!)
The series is called "Fragments" and feature torn bits of the rusted and stained fabrics that I showed in my last post.
I decided to do something a little different, and coat each torn piece in a very thin layer of beeswax. The beeswax gives the bits of fabric a new weight and hand... somewhere in-between fabric and paper.
It also alters the colors, making them a bit richer and at times, almost translucent.
The bits of torn, wax coated pieces, are then stitched together in a pleasing composition,
then stitched onto 140 lb. paper, making them easy to display and frame.
These were a delight to make, and I hope to get a few more done over the next few days. To see more of Fragments 1, 2 and 3, just click on the links under the photos.