Just finished my latest thread art called Sunset Cove. This time I created a 16×20 framed image based on the “vision” I saw in a piece of hand-dyed batik fabric. Added a sailboat to what appeared to me to be a horizon line, hills and a narrow opening into a sunset cove where the water reflected extreme colors by an, admittedly, overly large setting sun. The background is free motion quilted in an attempt to replicate waves, a pebble beach and leaf covered ground in the forefront.
A new challenge to me is learning the ins and outs of framing art. I want to follow some of the prescribed techniques for framing fiber but some of it is just ridiculous. I do add spacers to keep the fiber off the glass. In spite of what I read I will use glass to keep the fiber clean and oh, would people like to put their fingers on the artwork! And, of course I will use archival quality mounting boards and mats (if I use mats at all).
Its first showing will be at the Manatee Festival in Crystal River on January 15.
Pending New Art
If time permits, I need to be working on a landscape to replace the one I sold a month ago. I am also working on a series of “window art” I call it, that is thread art drawn on lace or layers of trims sewn together. That should be a fun challenge. But first I am making one for a newly remodeled room in my house where I want to obscure the view yet let light in.