My friends Kaite and Penny B. have either shown, or are in the process of showing small landscapes on their blogs, so I thought that I would share in the fun. Penny's was posted a couple of days ago and Kaite's is now posted. Mine are a combination of free motion machine quilting/embroidery and hand stitching. The heavier emphasis is on the machine. The backgrounds are serendipity transfer/disperse dyed monoprints on commercial satin. Fun to do and quite addictive! The monoprint sets the mood and the machine just follows along for the ride............................
For those of you who aren't familiar, transfer/disperse dyes are used on regular copier paper, left to dry and then ironed onto polyester fabric. The satin is my favourite, because the colours just seem to glow. Both pieces are layered like a quilt with the top, batting and a backing.
Storm - 6 1/4"W x 6 1/4"L
Serenity - 7 1/2"W x 10 1/4L
Don't forget to follow the links to visit my friend's pieces.