Monday, July 15, 2013
Judy W's: Cellular World
Several ideas came to mind with this theme but part of my goal in whatever I make is trying to use supplies and leftovers from my studio. The focal point of Cellular World began as a screen print about 5 years ago when Kathy and I were experimenting with fabric art and surface design methods. I hand dyed a white recycled bed sheet and Dover Publications provided the copyright free clip art from which I made a thermofax screen to print from. It was some time ago but I believe I used bronze Lumiere fabric paint to silkscreen the image.
Wonder Under fusible was ironed to the backside of the dyed/screen printed fabric, then with pinking shears, the smaller circles were cut from the left over border surrounding the large circle. Finding a suitable batik background was far easier than laying out a pleasing arrangement of cells. Thanks to fusibles, the decision was permanent!
Using black monofilament for both top and bottom threads, I free motion stitched all the circles including the dotted batik background. Overall, I am very pleased with the result, especially since my brain cells seemed to be entirely focused on golf this summer and my dismantled studio has not progressed toward my intended remodel since spring!