Monday, June 1, 2020
A few weeks ago I showed you a small piece in progress, a fabric collage made from kimono scraps and densely hand-stitched. I got on a roll, and have now finished that one and three more in a similar vein, using scraps of old silk, linen and cotton. I still haven't decided how to mount them for display; probably on stretched canvases, covered in either burlap or some other solid color fabric.
A linen support, with bits of silk and cotton. The beige scrap at top right had a pre-existing machine-stitched seam which I echoed with three new lines of machine stitching. I left long thread tails at each end of each line so I could make little french knot dots.
This piece has by far the most intricate, time-consuming stitching, and yet it's probably the least successful of the four. I used a scrap of an old linen tablecloth that had been cross-stitched in tan, and put the teal blue webbing on top. I have no idea what this stuff was supposed to be; it's made from some silky thread -- was it perhaps stitched onto a piece of Solvy to make a web?
But they're finished!!