Map of the Journey Fiber Art Slow Stitched Wall Hanging {Rust Dye Paint Stitch}

Map of the Journey Fiber Art Slow Stitched Wall Hanging {Rust Dye Paint Stitch}

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Overview

Materials

fabric, cotton, thread, rust, leather, wood, tree, branch, walnut, ink, satin, acrylic, string

Dimensions

Height: 21 Inches; Width: 11 Inches

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Handmade item

Craft: Dyeing & batik, Embroidery, Painting, Quilting, Sewing

Description

Mapping the journey...snippets, clues, landmarks and terrain. This journey inspired, one of a kind, hand-stitched wall hanging is a collection of all the things I love to do...rust...dye...paint...stitch. A short branch from my yard wrapped in rusted cotton thread holds up this collage of rusted, painted and dyed fabrics. Stitched 98% by hand, 2% with my mom's 1970's Bernina. Backed in deep royal violet taffeta-like satin.


RUST - The rusted pieces were done in my backyard where I leave cotton fabric wrapped around rusty objects and often forget about them only to rediscover them printed however nature intended. Rust is beautiful, all-natural, organic...it's good for you!

DYE - There's a little Laura Ingalls Wilder hiding inside of me and while it would be simple to go to a craft store and buy walnut ink, I hunt and gather my own walnuts and brew it up myself. That way, I can make A LOT of it for free, and dye to my heart's content!

PAINT - The painted pieces are a product of me simply having fun in my studio. I'm a *retired* scenic artist (18 years) specializing in opera and theatre and will paint until the end of my days. It's my first love.

STITCH - I'm relatively new to embroidery (2 years in...) but am easily obsessed by art genres! The repetitive act of covering a large field in seed stitch is meditative and teaches perseverance.


Hanging - Leather straps are hand stitched to the quilt. This allows the piece to slide easily on and off of the branch. The branch can be hung on a nail, or two hooks...or you can remove the piece and put it on a rod of your own, or dangle it from strings...however you like!

Size - The "quilt" itself is 19" tall X 8.5" wide. Branch included, the total dimensions are 21" tall X 11.5" wide.
Weight 3.5 oz. Light as a feather.

Freshly completed October of 2018.

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More about my work - Before I start a piece, I will spend many days playing with fabrics I've printed, rusted or eco-dyed with plants or my own homemade Missouri walnut ink. I've never been a fan of pre-printed fabrics or papers and always make my own. I'm also prone to burning things from time to time...

As I look through my fabrics, I will see a face, or an animal or a natural structure. I'll piece things together with a combination of my favorite hand stitches and machine stitches from my Mom's 1970's Bernina...which previously sewed costumes for the Ice Capades.

A life-long "crow", I've been a collector of shiny (or rusty!) things and I covet them until I'm working on a piece and it becomes obvious years later why I picked up that rusted spring in the first place.

Sometimes I envy (in a good way) artists who focus on one genre because I paint, sew, collage, print, sculpt...and all this after going to school for photography! This is how I work though...I mix things up, jump back and forth, switch gears and sometimes I just make earrings. If you've read this far, wow...thank you...you're a really neat person.
Mapping the journey...snippets, clues, landmarks and terrain. This journey inspired, one of a kind, hand-stitched wall hanging is a collection of all the things I love to do...rust...dye...paint...stitch. A short branch from my yard wrapped in rusted cotton thread holds up this collage of rusted, painted and dyed fabrics. Stitched 98% by hand, 2% with my mom's 1970's Bernina. Backed in deep royal violet taffeta-like satin.


RUST - The rusted pieces were done in my backyard where I leave cotton fabric wrapped around rusty objects and often forget about them only to rediscover them printed however nature intended. Rust is beautiful, all-natural, organic...it's good for you!

DYE - There's a little Laura Ingalls Wilder hiding inside of me and while it would be simple to go to a craft store and buy walnut ink, I hunt and gather my own walnuts and brew it up myself. That way, I can make A LOT of it for free, and dye to my heart's content!

PAINT - The painted pieces are a product of me simply having fun in my studio. I'm a *retired* scenic artist (18 years) specializing in opera and theatre and will paint until the end of my days. It's my first love.

STITCH - I'm relatively new to embroidery (2 years in...) but am easily obsessed by art genres! The repetitive act of covering a large field in seed stitch is meditative and teaches perseverance.


Hanging - Leather straps are hand stitched to the quilt. This allows the piece to slide easily on and off of the branch. The branch can be hung on a nail, or two hooks...or you can remove the piece and put it on a rod of your own, or dangle it from strings...however you like!

Size - The "quilt" itself is 19" tall X 8.5" wide. Branch included, the total dimensions are 21" tall X 11.5" wide.
Weight 3.5 oz. Light as a feather.

Freshly completed October of 2018.

-----------------------------------

More about my work - Before I start a piece, I will spend many days playing with fabrics I've printed, rusted or eco-dyed with plants or my own homemade Missouri walnut ink. I've never been a fan of pre-printed fabrics or papers and always make my own. I'm also prone to burning things from time to time...

As I look through my fabrics, I will see a face, or an animal or a natural structure. I'll piece things together with a combination of my favorite hand stitches and machine stitches from my Mom's 1970's Bernina...which previously sewed costumes for the Ice Capades.

A life-long "crow", I've been a collector of shiny (or rusty!) things and I covet them until I'm working on a piece and it becomes obvious years later why I picked up that rusted spring in the first place.

Sometimes I envy (in a good way) artists who focus on one genre because I paint, sew, collage, print, sculpt...and all this after going to school for photography! This is how I work though...I mix things up, jump back and forth, switch gears and sometimes I just make earrings. If you've read this far, wow...thank you...you're a really neat person.

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