After last week’s playtime with my hand dyed wool/sheer/cutwork piece, I was inspired to pull out a hand dyed wool piece I had purchased at my guild’s show in Feb. Patty Henderson dyed this beautiful piece and I knew I had to use it in a similar way.
Spring is busting out all over Northern California and that inspired me to place a flower in the center, and surround it with stylized nature motifs and some curves.
I find Patty’s artistry with hand dyed wool to be breath taking. I layered it atop some hand dyed silk organza and began to free hand my motifs atop the sandwich.
I love the way the Rainbow thread looks on the hand dyed wool.
The back is fun too. I was surprised by how monochromatic it looked.
The fluorescent orange thread on the orange organza produced quite a value contrast-like!
Each year Studio Art Quilt Associates holds a “One Square Foot” on-line fundraiser in the fall. Individual artists donate 12″ x 12″ pieces to benefit the organization. This will be my donation this year. I don’t have a title for it yet-any ideas?
I am liking this idea of hand-dyed wool atop organza with the cutout work. And yes, I was absolutely holding my breath the whole time, hoping that I did not cut or gouge the organza! My trusty Dovo scissors helped assure that there would be no such mishaps. Isn’t the pile of leftover cutout pieces divine?
When you hold this piece, it actually drapes beautifully. Oh I can see a garment coming….