Retro pieces from my collection:
1. "Georgia On My Mind" This one is a combination of strata piecing, wool roving and silk on watersoluble stabilizer, painted and heat distressed tyvek, steel wire, beading, free motion machine embroidery and quilting, hand embroidery. The large flower has been raised from the surface in selected areas.
2. "Fusion" - One of my first exhibition pieces and one of my favourites. A combination of wet felting, free motion machine embroidery and quilting, hand embroidery, machine wrapped braid, beading and copper wire. The background is a rich hand crushed velvet from a thrift store find. The velvet is much brighter than it shows. It just doesn't photograph all that well.
Both pieces were photographed by Marianne Reitsma.