I have been working faithfully for six months writing an online course for the Academy of Quilting. Yes, six months! What a tedious task. I am almost finished. I am very pleased with the content. The subject is: Mixed Media-Botanical. I … Continue reading →
The silk project has been successfully transformed. There is a bit more hand stitching left to do.
The first round of stitches show through the organza. I wanted to enhance and integrate the composition without losing the effort I had put in already. I like the way the stitches have taken on a mysterious look.
Progress Report on the Silk project: After all of the hand piecing was complete I stood back and assessed the end result. i concluded that the combination was not cohesive; there was no harmony. I walked away without a clue of what to do. Much later I was in my studio sorting through some fabrics and came across some hand painted silk organza (which I love). I use it quite often. I love the way colors and textures magically when the organza is layered. I have various color combination’s…………so, why not try these on the silk project? Instantly I knew I had the solution. The colors blended and the entire piece took on a wonderful ancient quality.
I realized when I stalled out that I was relying solely on fabric and stitching to bring it together; in this case, it wasn’t enough. The silk organza diffused the colors and integrated them. Before the center diamond was a bulls-eye instead of a focal point.
The beautiful hand stitching is now veiled and looks like a memory….of something that took place a long time ago. This makes me look at it closer and examine the layers. This is good.
The silk will be hand stitched. I think this piece now has promise.