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Monday, November 20, 2017

"Hope" Modern Female Silhouette Finished

"Hope" is 6th in a spontaneous series honoring women.
 Hand applique collage of hand painted purple fabric,
 green / yellow color lifted fabric on a majestic deep purple twill fabric. 
The female silhouette "dress" is hand embroidery embellished with various stitches as part of participating in the #ayearinstitches challenge. 
Measuring 28 inches wide X 27 inches long, 
it is completed with a hanging sleeve making it ready to hang.
$350 available here
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Rust Dying Fabric | Orange....Me?

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Day 317 #ayearinstitches 
A fiber artist friend challenged our group to rust dye 
a remnant from the mill her relatives ran many years ago.
 I gathered tomato paste and cans and lids 
and put my piece outside, 
prayed with vinegar and waited for the elements to create design. 
Several days later I looked and the fabric was 
under a layer
 of red clay silt from recent rains and very orange.
 After several washings,
 it's ready for embroidery layered on batik fabrics. 
2 strands teal Running Stitch and Cross Stitch.
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Saturday, November 11, 2017

"She Is Not Afraid" Label

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I added the label to this piece and gave her a name.
"She Is Not Afraid" label is emboidered using
a green Y Stitch. 
Here's the front and
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here's a close up of the Chain Stitch outline
and black hand quilting within the silhouette.
16 inches wide X 21 inches long and 
she's available - $250.
Linked to Crazy Mom Quilts  Off the Wall Friday
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Day 311 #ayearinstitches

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It's not often I have a name for a composition
before it's complete. Sometimes, naming
a piece can be quite difficult.  
But this name , "JOY" 
came to me a few days ago. 
"Joy" is getting more detail.
The White Pearle cotton Seed Stitch
on the linen hankie is complete. 
Brown Back Stitch for her hand and neck.
Black Back Stitch for her hair.
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Framed Red Batik Flower Bouquet

Somehow, this piece didn't make it to the blog until now.
This 3 red batik flower bouquet features hand embroidery 
highlights in purple, blue and black stitching on each flower.
 Green batik stems are also embellished with hand embroidered. 
Set on a machine quilted yellow batik background 
that incorporates some red stitching whimsy. 
This composition was created during the 
@ayearinstitches Challenge where I worked a bit on it each day until completed.
Framed on a black panel board and ready to hang. $125
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Saturday, October 28, 2017

"Hope" #ayearinstitches Continues

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A recent camping adventure afforded many hours in the car which
equals many opportunities to hand stitch.
I'm not sure "Hope" is complete.  I still plan to put the word
"hope" on it to the left, I think.
Composed of deep purple twill background, green/yellow shibori fabric I created 
at Surface Design group, under a fabric I hand painted light purple some time ago.
The female silhouette incorporates Running, Chain,
 Ladder, Daisy, Y, Cross, Buttonhole & Colonial Knot Stitches. 
You can follow along daily on my Facebook page.
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