Mixed Media #3
After making a couple of pieces following the tutorials from Angie Hughes' book “Stitch, Cloth, Paper & Paint”, I was ready to branch out on my own.
The background was stitched and painted (as per Construction Techniques below) in an abstract way. I used some embroidery stitches from my machine, couched strings and added some decorative thread as well as french knots.
I bobbin stitched with Wonderfil Dazzle green thread to convey movement. The maple leaves were cut from some of my hand dyed fabric using real leaves as pattern. The veins and stems were thread painted and the edges were satin stitched with YLI Variations which is slightly variegated .
|Falling Leaves - back|
I folded in the edges on a sample of drapery fabric and attached my piece to the front with a straight stitch.
Quilt Name: Falling Leaves
Description: Mixed Media
Size: 13” x 10”
Fabrics: Muslin, tissue paper, cheesecloth, hand dyed cotton
Predominant colours: Blue, pink, red
Construction Techniques: Muslin was soaked in a water/glue mixture and left to dry. When it was dry, tissue paper and scrim was added and left to dry again. Machine stitching came next including some couched strings and then gesso sealed the surface to make prepare it for the acrylic paints.
Back: Drapery fabric
Binding: Edges turned to the front on drapery fabric
Quilting: Free motion quilted on Domestic Machine
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Label: signed and dated since picture was taken
Date completed: 2009
Maker: Terry Whyte