Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Barbara's Quilt-- Interwoven Threads

My technique inspiration is from a friend who used freezer paper as a resist and screened paint across the surface.  I ironed the fp onto my white on white print fabric and used NeocolorII watercolor crayons to paint my background.  The design appeared as I used the "rice" stitch to recess the negative space around the circles.  I accentuated the "warp & weft threads" with the "Mola Barbara" stitch from my African Folklore Embroidery book.  This stitch, which is not named after me, is a wrapped chain stitch that creates a corded effect.
I wove together a few of my favorite techniques into this piece, painting and surface embellishment, hand stitching and textiles.