When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way. (Wayne Dyer)
Well even thought it’s in the 90’s today here in Philly, Fall is on the way. It’s the humidity that gets to me so I’ve been staying indoors a lot lately which means either working in my sewing room or cleaning house. Guess who won?
A few years ago I made a small Fall Art Quilt using silk roving and angelina fibers. I thought I’d kick it up a notch this time and added some hand and machine embroidery. I found some lovely Fall colored fibers and couched them down using contrasting thread on the machine. Here is the result:
I added some hand embroidery and the green and red velvet leaves, then the batting, stiff interfacing, and a backing fabric. Using a tight zig-zag stitch I closed it up. The stiff interfacing keeps it from flopping around.
It measures 11 x 6.5″ Just the right size for a small decoration for Fall. I’m still working on learning how to take and edit better photos. If anyone has suggestions, I’m all ears. There is so much info the the web it’s overwhelming.
There will be a tutorial on this soon since it’s one of my favorite things to explore and have fun with. I’m going to add foiling as the next step.
I hope I’ve inspired you to try something new to add to your repertoire.
So tell me. What steps do you take to make your art?