Thursday, May 7, 2015
Working on a new challenge
These are textured, some hand dyed, shiny and glistening, the dupioni changes color depending on the angle you see.
STAT is a group studying well known painter's styles and interpreting them in fabric, with an emphasis on textures. They must be 12 inches square.
This time we are focused on Lois Mailou Jones http://www.loismailoujones.com/
I decided to use silks and attempt an abstract. More about the decision making on the final reveal, but for now...
I plan to cut the silk into different size rectangles and squares, layer them on stabilizer and hand stitch through with thick threads...
And stencil some repetitive designs with these plus paint
Right now the silk is pressed onto the stabilizer ready for some kind of hand stitches.
Then stencil, then onto peltex for machine quilting and binding.
I am not so comfortable with abstract work. The process was lots of fun though and if it doesn't pan out, it's still bright and shiny and could be made into something, right?
But it will work out... this is where trust and my vision come into play. Trust...