Thursday, July 17, 2014

Leaf I

I have quite a collection of fabric from our deconstructive screen printing playdays (with Fiber Junkies) ....I decided I needed to start using it.  
 Like many things, some pieces I love and some not so much...this one I really liked and have several versions of this that would work together.

I thought of using the 3 prints together as a long wall hanging but was just too busy. 
I then thought of treating each as a separate piece and featuring them together might be more effective...The print was made using leaves and the deconstructive screen printing technique. As busy as it was, I still thought it needed more layering;  I ran the print through my printer to get the imagery of tree branches on top. Also adding some writing and screen printing gave it more interest. 
 I tried different combinations of fabrics to finish the print
 and settled on this which was the best solution...a little softer to focus on the print.
 I always love the opportunity to use gauze (on right); I think this piece needed it to tone it down.
 I painted up some silk organza to use as a binding...
 which makes such a pretty edge.
I mounted it on a pre-stretched canvas which is one of my favorite ways to mount small pieces.... This is one of my Haiku pieces (Haiku written on back).....Years ago I was in LINT (Ladies in New Textiles) a wonderful fiber group consisting of 12 fiber artists. At one of the meetings, one of the gals had a bowl with pieces of paper - noun or verb on each. We were to pick 3 and then had 10 minutes to write a Haiku incorporating those 3 words.....You didn't have time to give it much thought...just do it...It was so much fun and it peaked my interest in writing them for my smaller pieces....This one is :

Trees in the shadows
embracing words in the wind
touch the leaves above

I am linked to Ninamarie Sayres off the Wall Friday and Whoop Whoop Friday. Please take time to check out these wonderful sites to see works of other fiber artists...It's great fun!


  1. This is lovely- the texture from the gauze really adds to this piece.

  2. very moody, all the layers so soft and ethereal. LeeAnna Paylor not afraid of color

  3. Gorgeous! I loved reading your creation process for this piece as well as watching intently the different pictures you've provided. Very interesting! I love three-dimentional pieces of art and this one would look beautiful in my dining room.

  4. Adding haiku to quilting adds so much more dimension. I love the colors in all these pieces, and I love that you found a way to incorporate poetry!

  5. Calm and peaceful. The gauze is perfect. Love your haiku, too.

  6. Perfect piece - and I love how you used the gauze !

  7. This is lovely. You made the right choice with your fabrics. Lots to look at in this piece.