I've been eagerly awaiting this last class of Fabric Painting, Printing, and Stitching to Tell a Story with Cloth (aka Story Cloth). I was not disappointed...
As Barbara, Susan and Jane pulled out their projects, I felt overwhelmed by the rich colors and beautiful stitches.
This was Barbara's first experience with stitching freely, letting the emotion of her story carry her needle and thread. She grew up in Hungary learning traditional stitchery so this was a new experience. She is certainly a natural!
Susan brought in two pieces with her printed figures. The class enjoyed interpreting all the possible stories reflected in this simple (yet really complex) piece made from printed tea bags.
The second piece is also very mysterious...who are these figures? The stitching is quite beautiful and rhythmic.
Jane continued to work on her humorous story of the moles and her son's dog. She has wonderful plans for this piece that is coming together. She has a deadline...her son's birthday in mid-June. I can't wait to see the finished piece!
We are planning to get together in a month to see how the pieces progress. It might be time for me to join in with a story of my own!
Thank you students! You were such a rewarding group to teach!