Sunday, February 10, 2013

Moon Garden

I've been working on a series of fiber pieces and finished piece #1.  It's titled "Moon Garden"and is 9"x34".

Besides a few handpainted bits, it's made entirely out of scraps I scrounged--old sari fabrics and scraps left behind at a quilting store.  Nothing makes me happier than making something for nothing!

I began this piece in a workshop with Sue Benner.  She is a fabulous teacher and artist, and I was inspired to try her technique of working with fusible web to create the spontaneous, painterly look I was after.  I ran into some challenges by trying to incorporate soft, frayed edges and handstitching along with the fusibles, but I like the effect, so will continue to experiment along those lines.

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