First I clean up the loose threads, and then I satin stitch the open edges to the canvas underneath.
|finishing Flourish, on of my favorites.|
As much as I love variegated thread, I find solids work best here. Otherwise, you get stripes of repeating colors. The right solid seems to blend way better. Trust me. Learn from my mistakes. ; )
This time around, I am making a variety of sizes and a variety of frame styles. Last show, I had one uniform style. So far so good - I am liking the variety. Here are some lying on top of matting & frames as a simple way of auditioning to find a good match.
|Winter Comes at Night looks simple and striking in a minimalist square frame|
I like the drama with that last small piece when it is laid on the stark & deep white matting. The frame is a deep dark brown with undertones of orange the really make the deep indigo POP.
|Bloom II in a coppery brushed wood grain really brings out its warmth and texture|
This next one is already sold as a commission. I love the blonde solid wood frame with the barley. It's a very feminine piece. I haven't heard back yet what color of frame the buyer is wanting, so I will wait before going ahead with this choice. It looks very modern and sharp with a dark coffee colored frame. The coffee brings out the greens. hmmmm...
So that's what I've been doing. I've been finishing things. It will take over a week to get all this completed for the show. I went to the Centre today to check out the space. It's not a huge wall and I have about ten pieces, so I'm sure I'll fill it all. I'm sure people were looking funny at me when I was in the mall. I'm like my mom - I measured with my arm lengths and then went home to compare it to our wall space. lol.
I'm also registering for my class that is being sponsored by a scholarship from the Saskatoon Quilters' Guild! (thank you thank you!) I get to start in January. I'm taking 2 classes through University of Saskatchewan Certificate of Art & Design program and one on Handquilting. Lots of you have asked, so here is the description of the first one:
USCAD Experimental Fiber Art Advanced II"This course will be an advanced level on continued exploration and development of personal interpretations and experimental approaches to fiber art and design. Student will focus on creating mixed-media works of art utilizing a variety of media and techniques such as weaving, fabric collage, dye, screen printing, knitting, and crochet utilizing analytical and critical thinking during the art-making process. Course content will be presented through hands-on projects, demonstrations, lectures, discussion and critique. Students are also encouraged to experience and engage in starting projects reflecting on variety of media such as sound, vocabulary, other visual media and various contexts of their interest."
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