Monday, March 30, 2015

Deep Sea Ballet in Fiber - Scene 2

...And the dance goes on...

Capturing the movement of fish through water with the use of a hand held needle punch machine offered by Keeling's Krafts has been great fun.  Watching the form take shape is quite exciting.  Below is the 2nd of four fish that will ultimately perform a water dance.

Needle Punched Fish #2
One element of the sea floor was made from a woven fabric and manipulated to suggest algae type growth.  Once the fabric was arranged in way that I wanted it, I tacked it with Bonash adhesive powder and then free motion stitched it to the bottom of the quilt.  I created another type of kelp image by dyeing a stretchy fabric, cutting the fabric into strips and then slashing the edges.  Finally it was loosely gathered and stitched along the center.  The edges were left free to suggest movement in water.

Lower Left Side of "Sea Floor" Bottom
Soon I will post the third of four fish that will finally take their place in this Deep Sea Ballet.  Until then...
Always remember, never fear to experiment.  
Sometimes wonderful things happen.
© Linda Friedman 2015.  All rights reserved


  1. Wonderful fish! I am liking how your undersea ballet is evolving!

    1. Thanks, Linda Miller, for dropping into my blog for a look-see. It makes me happy that you are liking how it is coming along. You know what a great admirer I am of your work so you comments mean a lot to me.

  2. I, also, like how your undersea ballet is evolving! Great job!

    1. Thanks, Mia. I'm enjoying this work tremendously. Hope to have it close to finished within a week or two.