Thursday, October 3, 2013

Whole Cloth Painting

Time flies when you are having fun...I truly cannot believe it is October and almost time for Halloween...I wanted to wait until after the opening of PAQA-South's new show, Freeze Frame at the Page-Walker Arts Center in Downtown Cary to show off some of my recent projects.
(I must back up a tad)
In May I took a class with Susan Brubaker-Knapp called, Whole Cloth Painting. The idea was to take a photograph, enlarge it, trace it on cotton fabric and then, using paint, thread and batting, re-create the photograph. LOVED IT and LOVE the technique!!
The above is how it looked when I finished with the painting. (The small photograph on the right is Susan's photo)
Then I added a fringe and beads around the flower center

Then I added french knots in the center and some hot fix crystals in the center as well as areas on the petals. (saw an awesome set of quilts at AQS in Grand Rapids, Michigan that used the crystals to embellish with) This will be in the North Carolina State Fair this month.
I also made another one for Freeze Frame, PAQA-South's  Fall Art Display.

This is the first time I made it into a juried quilt show. I really liked how it turned out.

Here is how it looked while it was in process.

The Freeze Frame Show is going on until October 20.
There are over 50 wonderful quilts by phenomenal artists from all over the Southeast. This show is a wonderful treat for the eyes.
The Page-Walker Art & History Center is located next to City Hall,  119 Ambassador Loop in Cary, NC.