Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Rainbow Rubbing

I actually finished this wall hanging last night. This is the piece we did at the Anna Faustino workshop back in October, I think. I have decided that I don't like working with fabric that's been treated with fusible web, at least not for doing heavy quilting. It was an exercize in frustration and patience. But it's done.

The gray bits around the rainbow circle was created by rubbing silver Tsukenieko ink on the fabric, to give some visibility to the quilting.

I'm getting happier with how my feathers are turning out.

The shading in the center circles was done with Tsukenieko inks, and pastels. I also used some varigated thread - which I was planning to quilt the whole thing with. The incessant breakage made me abandon that for the solid black thread which seemed a bit more stable. Even though that would break frequently as well.

After the shows this spring, there is a good chance this piece will be offered for sale.

1 comment:

  1. That is gorgeous! I am impressed by people who can craft beautiful things like this. I'll try to keep up with this blog to see what you've got new from time to time.