Sunday, May 04, 2008

Study in Blue Denim

17½ x 20"

It took a while to find denim to use, finally found that I had not, after all, thrown out those tattered blue jean shorts that I used to use for yoga, and then found a little pair of blue jeans, maybe toddler size 2! the different shades simply come from different parts, the deepest blue from the pocket.

Originally, I planned to sew the pieces together with the frayed edges showing, and pulled a lot of thread to create more fringes, but finally decided the other side looked better. I even used some of the threads I had pulled. I added a ribbon and lace, some of it emerging from rips in the denim, some thread painting with fancy stitches, and finally a handful of buttons. When I started mounting it on a foam core backing, it was calling for just a bit more, so I stuffed some batting and polyfil in and sewed it along the join lines to create a puffy look.


Joni said...

This is very creative and mysterious. It is interesting that so many shades of blue were from one pair of jeans.

Carole said...

Tobi, this is so you......shape-wise.
I have to be honest, I cannot tell what it really is... [am I having a duh moment?]