Torn &/or distressed fabric strips, stitched onto water soluble stabilizer, dissolved and then stitched onto artist canvas. Free motion machine embroidery, hand embroidery and machine couched threads.
Hand ruched silks and sheers + a little more hand embroidery. Did you spot the little strip of paper? It's gold and lacy and nice, so I thought that it needed to be included. A little fragile, but okay for a small wall piece.
All fabrics in this piece, with the exception of the canvas base, were either gifted or re-cycled.
A closer look at the beading. Acrylic painted Peltex base, stitched with an eclectic mix of beads that includes three paper beads from a thrift shop necklace. Add three buttons from the family button box and a spiral of silver wire and the sun is done!! Back, stacked and bocce/boucle stitches. Isn't all that red luscious?
The piece has no name and is temporarily residing in a $9.99 black, Ikea shadowbox I haven't quite decided on it's permanent home. Any suggestions?
This is a good example of making something out of all the little nothings in your stash! I think that I should explore more fibre and beads in the future! Do you agree?