Wednesday, May 06, 2009

#30 of 52 projects

Grids, oh how I love them.

Components: background is hand dyed palomino gold bleached muslin. Hand made stamp, grid, stamped in blue and white on blue green dyed unbleached muslin; raw frayed edges. The blue muslin was machine stitched in red onto the gold fabric and finally edge stitched. Confusing.

Basically, it's two pieces of hand dyed fabric, one stamped and sewn onto the base fabric and machine stitched. (click on photo to enlarge)

Quote:The secret of a grids success is not so much its structure as the imagination with which it is used. Allen Hurlburt


Carol said...

Oh how I love them tooooooo. How did you get that great blue bit, stamping and then stitching over????? Love the colours

queenopearls said...

I love the use of the honeycomb like stitch and the frayed edges with the fibers loose on the top. The grid pattern... is that a stamp you carved? Very cool. Love the complimentary colors too. Very soothing.
Rock on!

ART*ticulation said...

Very interesting Gail, I really love how the grid is not perfect. Like "C" said the colors are soothing, I could see all kinds of things I could do with the pieces though I realize that's not your goal with this project.

Seth said...

Nice! The textures you have achieved here are quite compelling.

Val Foster said...

I love the colors and textures and grid pattern. Very innovative. You do great things with fabric and fibers.