|'Stage II' judyinthedyes|
I finished 'Stage II' earlier this week.
The base of this art quilt is dyed and painted silk crepe de chine that I completed
for Jane Dunnewold's Art Cloth Mastery Program.
I had done much of the surface design during the last two weeks of my Mother's life,
while she was in Hospice care,
and then I found it too difficult to work with and even look at (after her death)
until a little over a year ago.
Then I cut it all up into pieces like you see here,
and began to hand embroider and appliqué it.
It became a very nice meditative piece….
and then I was diagnosed with Stage II Breast Cancer…..
and it became even more meditative.
On days when I couldn't find energy to do anything else,
Stage II was always there for me.
I love the effect of disperse dyed polyester sheers,
so I added those after taking a class this past Spring
with Cas Holmes.
I machine quilted those pieces.
I also love the manner in which Jane LaFazio creates
her art quilts, so she has influenced me heavily in this piece -
although I've not taken an art quilt class from Jane.
Here are a few detail shots:
|machine embroidered flower stem on the right panel with disperse dyes, hand embroidery on the left|
|my favorite panel with lots of handwork|
|another panel of disperse dyed polyester with machine embroidery, surrounded by hand embroidered sections|
Thanks for stopping by!
Peace to you and yours!