Friday, November 26, 2010
I've been working on these, since reading Cas Holmes fabulous book, The Found Object in Textile Art.
I'd made the fabric in Melly Testa's soywax and monoprint workshop a while ago, and found the lace, map and letter scraps in my stash. The other item that inspired me to go with this color palette was some dusty rose silk sari ribbon I'd bought at Random Arts when I was in North Carolina.
The lace piece in the lower left was from Kathleen Mahoney, stage manager at Oregon Cabaret Theatre. (maybe she'll read this and send more :-) The letter bit is a encaustic photocopy from Ralph's Letters.
Did some reverse applique on the left side of this, with the dusty rose ribbon showing through. (sorry about the blurry photo)
I found these sweet smelling tuber roses at the farmers market today and they demanded to be in this post. I think I'll print these photos on fabric and incorporate them into future Nostalgia pieces.
And of course lots and lots of hand stitching.
I've got one other, nearly done that is part of this series, that I'll show you next week.