Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Stitching and Printed Fabric Bee Article

I've been working on two decorative wall hangings for an upcoming class at Artistic Artifacts called, Fabric Printing at Home: A Kitchen Sampler. Both of the fabrics for these hangings were made for the recycling chapter in my book. I like the folk art motifs and thought that they'd be fun as wall pieces.

I've been stitching the butterflies (or are they moths? Not sure yet!). I'm still on the fence about how I want to do them. I was using some French knots on the wing spots but now I'm not sure if they overwhelm the subtleties of the printing. On this one, I'm focusing on using tiny running stitches just to see if I like that better. It feels great to be stitching!

I also wanted to mention some exciting news! Lynn Krawczyk, one of the co-founders of The Printed Fabric Bee has written an article about the group in the December 2014/January 2015 Quilting Arts Magazine called, Finding Your Artistic Voice. It's a great article about working as part of a group that has a common interest (surface design), and how it's a great opportunity to be challenged and to grow. Hope you pick up a copy and read it!

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