Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January Thaw II

January Thaw II is a 36 X 36 rework of an older fabric art. I have expanded the story by painting the rabbit and the evergreen tree on canvas. I wanted to use elements that would be compatible with the subject matter. This is another typical scene from the Ozark mountains. Maybe a cabin hideaway by a stream.  The fiber art is done in the style of a textural tapestry. Fabric pieces are cut free form with scissors and then placed on a muslin foundation. The piece is heavily quilted with variegated cotton thread. The whole thing is put into the washing machine and dryer. This gives it a highly textured appearance. It is then placed on batting and backing, and quilted again. I mount the finished tapestry onto painted canvas. The horizontal stripes are added as a design element. Click on image for closer view. See This Post on Nina Marie's Off The Wall Fridays.  http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.com/