― Sylvia Plath,
Yesterday, I got the news that my latest art quilt, "Century Plant at Big Bend" was selected to be in the SAQA TEXtile Conference Show which will be in San Antonio the first week in April. This Call to Entry was for Texas members only as we are hosting the International SAQA Conference in our state this year. I am very honored to be among many well-known artists to showcase our talents to the rest of SAQA attending. I have had several people ask how I made this particular work of art so I decided to do a blog on that very subject.
|"Century Plant at Big Bend"|
|Closeup-the little blooms are about dime size, or smaller|
|Closeup- after some further machine stitching on the grasses|
|Workspace in my sewing studio|
out of various batik fabrics of greens and yellows. And placed them around the paper stalk to see how many I might want to add. Then I decided to give them more texture by covering them with French knots (you who sew or embroider will know what that is! For any one interested I have linked you to a Youtube Tutorial on how to make them!) I had fused each bloom to a felt background for added strength and proceeded to add the French knots. A great "sitting in front of the TV time"! LOTS of time to catch up on my recorded PBS shows and Netflix series I had fallen behind on!
|Back to the Design Wall|
|Close up of blooms|