Brightening Life with Creativity,
one day at a time...
Well over a year ago, the Texas chapter of SAQA put together a touring exhibit called "A Texas Experience," which was very well received. The regional reps decided it would be a good opportunity to try it again! I decided to have my original piece, "One Riot, One Ranger," sent back, as it already has a home, and make a new 12 x 12" piece.
I knew that I wanted to use up some scraps of my hand-dyed fabrics that were just too pretty to throw away.
I dumped my scrap bag out on the floor and started laying out some strips until something came together:
I messed around with it some more and then layered and pinned the strips on to a piece of Cut-Away Plus stabilizer.
I decided to use Sulky polyester invisible thread to stitch down the layers, so the stitching lines
wouldn't detract away from the layered strips.
I switched back and forth between the clear and smoke threads to blend in as much as possible.
I'm very pleased with how the top turned out! I even like the raw, raveling edges!
This is a very different style for me, but I enjoyed pushing the boundaries and not having such a rigid plan.
I had to just work with what I had! ;)
Next post, I'll finish it up for you to see!
Fiber artist, wife to a wonderful husband and mom to 2 awesome kids
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