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Monday, September 5, 2011
Tea Bags, Checkerboards and Birds - The Final
The blue jay is finally finished. Because the bird became somewhat lost on the busy background of squares, I drafted a circle around it and then filled it in with Jacquard luminescent textile paints to provide a contrast that would make the bird stand out. Satin stitching around both the circle and the tea bag was done to provide a unified focal image. The borders and reverse are made from a hand dyed fabric. Since there was only a little of the hand dyed fabric left after the borders and backing were done, the hanging sleeve needed to be pieced.
Now, it's on to working on a piece with some writing on it...