Standing at the base of a tree looking up
The moss-covered remnant of the base of a lost tree
My friend Karen stands at the base of a cluster of trees, or is it one tree?
I stand at the left base of this giant.
I used Spoonflower custom fabric printing to create a mirror-image
detail of a portion of the image above
and embedded it into my newest quilt, "From The Redwood Forest: A Moment In
The image is overlaid onto a piece of dyed silk that I created as a sort of
A detail of my thread-sketched background.
I have long-regarded my sewing machine as a stationary pencil or paint brush,
and my thread is my paint.
Another detail of the upper portion of the piece. I used procionMX dye thickened with print paste.
First, I spread the thickened dye with a palette knife, then "tamped" it through a StencilGirl stencil.
Here is the full image of the piece. There are three areas of embedded digital images.
Can you find them?
Finished size: 60 inches long by 24 inches wide.
This is my curator's piece for "An Exquisite Moment", which opens
August 2nd at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach.
I hope to see you there!