Saturday, February 2, 2008
OK, yes, it's a Japanese title for this fabric postcard but fitting. It means "One Feather"! This is the postcard I created for Susan Lenz and the Cyber Fiber Exhibition! I'll be mailing it out on Monday. When Susan told me her favorite color was blue, I was immediately stumped. I've been working so much with earth tones lately I didn't know what to do with blue! And, I'm especially partial to my vintage kimono silks right now so, I dug and dug and found some with blue so I got to use them! The background quilt is done with strips of kimono silks and then I did an overlay of navy netting. The central focus of the piece was done by layering vintage asian text with sheer fabrics and fusing them with Translucent Liquid Sculpey clay. The feather was fused in last. I then did some beading and tiny french knots for accent and embellishment. I loved working on this but gosh, the binding was a bear. That thin fine silk was NOT easy to work with for a binding! But I managed and I do love the over all look of the piece which is way prettier in real life than the image! The photo sorta' loses the depth of the piece. Oh well, what can ya' do? Now I have to take a break from hand stitching. I did hand work yesterday at Fran's house for a few hours and also today and my thumb joints are really, really sore and stiff. Getting older sucks.... and I'm still young!