"Interwoven: Through the Ages"
by Judy Wedemeyer
My reference to 'through the ages' is an interweaving of past, present and future projects and memories. (Past) is highlighted by recycling vintage black wire beaded earrings. The flower was one of many I made a few years ago while experimenting with melting black plastic fruit tray dividers into flower bases. I was planning on incorporating them into weatherproof yard art somehow. Batik fabric in aqua and orange tropical colors are inspired by my daughters beach themed, Hawaiian destination wedding scheduled for April 2014. (Future) And of course (Present) is the creation of this current challenge piece.
A foundation of mixed ephemera and threads from various art quilt projects were laid on dyed cheesecloth, interwoven and then sandwiched between two sheets of Water Soluble Solvy foundation. Included materials are painted Ludura, upholstery threads, plastic netting, dyed silk cocoon pieces and dyed cheesecloth.
I bobbin stitched a variegated metallic thread while machine quilting with a clear mono-filament top thread in a wavy grid pattern. Once stabilized, I cold water rinsed the Solvy away, towel pressed the 'fabric' and iron dried it between parchment paper. The tissue paper and gold foil candy wrapper pieces were embedded after the wash and dry cycle. Unfortunately I got heavy handed with the iron and melted the green netting pretty much into oblivion. : /