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  • November 12, 2011

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Remembering green

Now that it’s heading into winter, I’m longingly remembering the lush green foliage at Penland, NC this summer. This piece developed from experiments taking rubbings of leaves onto polyester scraps.

I loved the transparency and luminosity, adding to it with gold stitching. I then cut out a stencil and painted onto a piece of cotton fabric, and attached the polyester squares with French knots.

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  1. March 8, 2012 at 2:25 pm / Reply

    read about you on the mapping your stories blog from the sketchbook project, even looked up workshops by melinda barta who you mentioned. your work is beautiful. this is my first attempt to tap back into my interest in stitchery, 3D books, collage and recycled art. and i too love the use of maps in artwork. i’ve been teaching elementary children for too long. time to do something else! ;-)

    • March 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm / Reply

      Thanks, Maggie! I finally bought my first sewing machine last month, to do free motion stitching after taking a workshop at Penland last summer. I visited a classmate at her farm in January and started a piece that combines fabric collage, from her stash of hand-dyed fabrics, and stitching.

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