Friday, February 21, 2014

Buzzin'

I have my granddaughter and daughter with me this week so not much studio time. I've been saving this piece to show for just that time when I haven't had anything else going. I did a smaller version of this a while back for the Alzheimer's Initiative. This one was done for Galleribba - small art for the wall. I know I've mentioned this wonderful online gallery of small quilts - Check it out here.
I have a lot of deconstructive screenprinted fabric I'm trying to work into some projects. I also loved screening and above is one of my grandmother's recipes for Carrot pudding..
I used my favorite stencil which is a mesh used in laying tiles (small squares) and did some hand stitching around the gold strip.
I use my screen of a dragonfly quite often - also some large stitching using 2 strands of embroidery floss...
I used 2 different bindings as I liked the look and thought they worked well with the piece - some black and white dots...
and silk organza on the other 2 sides.
And the finished piece - Buzzin' which you can see at the Galleribba Gallery. I am linked to Nina Marie Sayre's Off the Wall Friday.
Til next time....
Judy

9 comments:

  1. As usual Judy, a lovely piece. We are in CA this month visiting one set of our grands. Aren't they wonderful?

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    1. Grandchildren are the BEST...! Know you're enjoying CA and your little one...Is this the granddaughter who sews?

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  2. This is a wonderful piece and I appreciate your walking us through the production. I haven't tried deconstructed screen printing, but I think I should try it after seeing you work. Beautiful!

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    1. Deconstructive screenprinting is so addictive and one of the most fun techniques...If you can, take a workshop from Kerr Grabowski or get her 3 1/2 hour DVD...She's wonderful!

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  3. I really love that streak of orange in it!

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  4. It is lovely to have so many close ups to get an idea of your dyeing and printing. I love surface design. You have some wonderful effects here.

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