Friday, June 17, 2011

hand applique shapes

another project i am working on this summer is hand applique shapes. oh how i love hand stitching! the shapes are loosely based on words, with the letter E being the place where i cut a circle. the base of the squares is cotton linen from used clothing. the applique shapes are flannel and soil noile.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

compost stitching

here are some more images of the compost drawing. i placed some osnaburg cloth and linen in my compost last summer and let it sit for about a month. then i took it out and rinsed it in water, dried it in the sun, pressed. over the past year, i have been playing with it off and on, trying to get the right composition. last week i poured some tea over it and let it dry in the sun some more. i think it's finished now.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

compost stitching

i finished my BFA degree in painting and drawing! i learned soooo much, and am letting it all settle in. in the meantime, i am stitching cloth that has been hanging out in my compost.