I've finally put the finishing touches on the piece I had been calling "Swirly Gigs", but now it is "Magic Carpet Ride", thanks to Eva. You may recall that I was having trouble deciding how I was going to hang the piece, which consisted of the beaded silk fusion and the hand quilted ground fabric. Well, Elizabeth came to the rescue, suggesting that I affix it to stretched canvas that had been painted black. Great idea! I serged a rolled hem to the edges of the ground fabric with some variegated black and gold thread that just happened to be hibernating in my thread draw, and then I painted the canvas with black acrylic paint and splattered some gold paint on the surface, suggesting stars. Then I affixed the quilted ground fabric to the canvas using some gold beads.. I had rubbed a bit of iridescent red, turquoise and gold Shiva paint sticks on the quilted ground fabric, making it appear a bit ethereal.
True to Hillary Clinton's observation: it takes a village! Thanks one and all for your suggestions on how to hang this thing. Here are a couple of detail shots of it:
I picked up my knitting for a while this morning and was shocked to see the depth of the beautiful colors of the yarn I had chosen for the Noro Scarf! Funny how those cataracts really cast a beige haze over everything! I will post a picture of my knitting progress soon....it is really getting pretty!!!
PEACE TO YOU!!!