On 31 January I posted a picture of a piece I just finished called “In the Middle of Nowhere”. I’ve had a couple of people commenting on Flickr, asking me how it was made. I thought I would write a little bit about it here as well.
This piece is made of three layers of fabric. The beige background is in polyester. Then there’s some hand-dyed scrim in red and purple. The third fabric is the greyish rayon on top. The rayon fabric had a rather big and bold pattern. I cut out a piece that I could use as background but I didn’t alter it in any way.
The same thing with the brown borders, that was a part of at bigger design, I cut out small pieces and used them here. All the stitching is made by hand. I used several different kinds of thread in rayon and silk.