Friday, August 25, 2017
The pyramids are almost all gone
I wrote in February about a new fiber art enthusiasm, making pyramids out of heavily machine-stitched fabric, stitched so densely that the fabric took on structural integrity and would stand on its own. I made five pyramids in reds and blues and put them on display at Pyro Gallery, the co-op gallery where I have been a member since last fall.
To my surprise, four out of the five have been sold -- all but the tallest, pointy-haired blue one.
All the pyramids were stitched with shiny polyester machine embroidery thread, left over from the Mending Project at Kentucky Museum of Art + Craft, which I participated in and wrote about extensively two years ago. KMAC was trying to get rid of a lot of stuff it had no storage space for, and our local fiber art group got to take home thread. I have a whole drawer full so stitching pyramids will be totally free, at least in terms of materials (not so in terms of time).
Since I made the first five pyramids, I've been having ideas for more -- I could truncate the pyramids, I could make doors and windows, I could build little dormers and awnings and bulges onto their sides. So one of these days I'll be back in the pyramid-building business.