Virginia Wildflower Tapestry Continued

The best-laid plans of mice and men…  I fully intended to be writing in this blog on a daily basis. At least, on a weekly basis. But it seems I have been spending all my time creating and not really posting the processes I am going through.

I am about to make a trip to Bedford, VA. This is my hometown. I’ve been away for almost 40 years. I am in the process of buying a wonderful little cabin to live and work as an artist for the rest of my life.

 

of course, there is a little anxiousness, as well as the excitement of a new adventure.And so I am trying to catch up on my blogging to let you see all I have been creating. So here is the rest of the information on the Virginia Wildflower Tapestry,  as well as a new blog on the SMALLS that I have been creating for galleries and for inventory of the new studio/gallery in Bedford.

 

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The Violet began as a pencil sketch on muslin.

The Violets

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I created a paper template for the 3 parts of the petals
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Ater stitching around the edges of the pattern pieces for stability and texture, I then used permanent ink fabric pens to paint the petals and add details.
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Each of the Violets is assembled in layers and then stitched to hold the centers together but allow the petals to have the freedom to move.
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VAriety in size and in colors is important for me!
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here you see them as they are laid out on the background of batiks I chose for liveliness and movement behind the Violets. 
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And here is the final panel with the thread painting and the texturing before the binding I put on and it is added to the Tapestry.

 

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