Fundamental Change IV- part 1

OK- I’m back from St. Louis and seeing the Fiber Twentyten show (more on that later).  Ideas for my new piece have been percolating!

After painting a large piece of  kona cotton fabric with acrylic and Setacolor for the background I laid it out on plastic sheeting to let it dry on my porch. I’ve discovered in the past that the wrinkles in the plastic cause the paint or dye to migrate along the ridges and create areas of deeper color. This results in lovely unexpected patterns on the surface of the fabric. Here is a very zoomed in close up of the shapes formed on the piece of kona.

close up stitching

I spent yesterday loosely stitching around the serendipitous shapes to create the backdrop for what will come later. Of course it all looks so biological to me!

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