Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Dragonflies on the wing

This is one of my wall hangings that is entered in the Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts show in Sorrento. The show runs July 12-20th and I have entered three pieces this year (first time for entering a judged show). This piece is constructed from commercial and purchased hand-dyed fabrics using a curved piecing technique. Bobbin stitching, free motion embroidery, layering of sheer fabrics and beading embellish it. If you click on the image you can see more detail, including the little bites that an insect has taken out of a couple of the reeds. The free motion machine stitched dragonflies on the grasses give an impression of the fragility of these creatures in the world, in contrast with the playful beauty of the large dragonfly with its flashy eyes. SOLD
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