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« on: February 23, 2011 05:43:31 PM »

I hope I put this in the right place  Smiley

I've recently become enamored with art quilts and knew I had found my new love when I saw Jude Hill's work on Spirit Cloth. This is my first go at anything like this. I started by choosing my fabrics (and being toile obsessed, it's toile-heavy), and then my colors. I love pink and dark grey together, and adore gold metallic thread, so those choices were easy.

I love mixed media, so couldn't just leave it at cloth and thread. There's also metal, paper (a bit from an 1880's edition of Paradise Lost. I collect them, so I've got tons), and a feather. I wanted a really raw, organic feeling to offset the fussiness of the toile, so I singed the edges of the strip and stopped myself from lining up my stitches perfectly (which I usually obsess over).

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet, but thought I might eventually incorporate it into a larger piece.




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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2011 06:18:45 PM »

Very nice, very artsy. Smiley
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