Wednesday, March 05, 2014
This was a really fun piece to do. I simply freehand cut all the fabrics, pinned them onto the background layered onto batting and started stitching. The snow is a sparkle organdy in two colors layered over a blue hand dyed fabric. All the fabrics are hand dyed except for the organdy. The larger tree trunks are strips of fabric, but all the rest of the trees, branches and the grasses are all thread painted. The crocus and leaves were each cut from a single piece of fabric, then enhanced with stitching and Inktense pencils.
I think this represents the theme and the light and shadow aspect of this challenge.
Here is a close up of the thread painting...so much fun to do!
It's been quite awhile since I have participated and this challenge gave me the 'bump start' I needed to get back in the groove...Thank you Cheryl!
As always, your input is appreciated...Cherie