Monday, May 10, 2010
I feel like I have been on quite a roll these past few months and have gotten a lot accomplished. I have made several sizable pieces for entry into shows. Today I decided it was time to loosen up and play a little with some quick, experimental work.
You might remember some small pieces I did last year, using some of my doodle ideas, drawn with black thread on fabric.When I went to Cleveland for the Quilting Arts TV taping in March, I had a couple of those pieces with me to use as samples of my edge finish technique. There were two women there taping a segment who work for Sulky. They were interested in those doodly pieces and thought I might like to try some of the heavier weight matte cotton threads that Sulky makes. Last week a nice little box of goodies arrived from Sulky with a couple kinds of threads and some of their stabilizers. So today I tried out some of their heavier black thread to do the "drawing" on these little pieces. Really nice thread to work with. I like the look of it a lot.
These are all very small pieces—5" square and altogether took only a couple of hours this afternoon. Very fun to work on. I pulled from my little box of scraps and didn't pre-plan. All are intended as pure abstract forms, though my 3-year-old granddaughter pointed at the aqua background piece and said, "that's the beach," which for some reason I had been thinking myself. I have a favorite. Do you?