Art Pieces 184-191

Dressed to Party, AP 189

Let’s Review:

Over the past six weeks I have been sharing photos and stories of my recently finished art pieces. Included below is a list with links to all of the items. A lot of time and effort went into those projects. If you have a little extra time I hope that you will explore some of the stories.

 

Art Pieces 184-191:

Included in this next grouping is eight new items. All of them were attached to an 8”x10” stretched canvas frame. Let’s take a look.

New Life For A Discard, AP 184
New Life For A Discard, Art Piece # 184 (SOLD)

This very unusual composition began with a layer of yellow gauze stretched around a canvas frame. Directly above that is a band of hand dyed green gauze. The next two layers, one of orange dotted cotton and a harvested remnant from a former adventure, provide the third and fourth elements. Adding panache is a variety of hand-applied stitches along with a single bone colored button.

Reclaimed Fabric Scrap, AP 185
Reclaimed Fabric Scrap, Art Piece # 185

I am not above scrounging through donated scrap baskets to look for useable specimens. Situated somewhat near the center of this item is a row of pieced together fabric strips. The combined grouping was once part of a much larger creation. I found the wrinkled mass stuffed inside a bucket of scraps. Imagine my surprise at the discovery. The otherwise unwanted structure was adopted into my family of art quilting supplies. Being able to utilize a small portion in this project was absolutely thrilling. Not to be overlooked is the other design features. The first to be incorporated was a base layer of hand-dyed yellow gauze. Directly above that is a square of black on green polka dot fabric. Next came the aforementioned fabric scrap and a single large green button. A variety of stitches were added to both secure the items in place as well as incorporate an artistic flair.

Polka Dot Dance, AP 186
Polka Dot Dance, Art Piece # 186

Polka Dots hold a prominent place among the elements of this project. Their abundance was the reasoning behind the title of the art piece. Serving as a base for the dotted materials is the orange on orange cotton fabric. Added as an embellishment is a single peach button. Protruding from its holes are cascading strands of cotton thread adorned with square metallic beads. The entire fiber art piece was saturated with a variety of hand stitches. Among them are numerous French knots.

Quotations, AP 187
Quotations, Art Piece # 187

Can you guess why I titled this item Quotations? If your answer is the orange fabric, then you are correct! There is, however, one more reason…the pieced fabric strip that runs diagonally across the orange fabric is the second reason. The shape is my abstract interpretation of a quotation mark. To bring more attention to the fabrics I added oodles of hand stitching. Look closely and you will see a zigzag stitch marching around the perimeter of the orange square. The zigzags replicate the triangular image of the handmade quotation mark. At the top of each zigzag peak and inside each center are French knots. Traveling around the perimeter of my handmade quotation mark is a row of running stitch. These stitches give more definition to the shape. All three of the fabrics that form the punctuation mark have their own set of markings. To the brown dotted material I added grey French knots. The white polka dot and the rust triangle both were embellished with seed stitch. All combined the elements create a very interesting composition.

Reach For The Stars, Art Piece # 188
Reach For The Stars, Art Piece # 188

This composition is an abstract interpretation of the sun with its revolving planets and the billions of stars inour galaxy. The sun is the large button. The planets, although more numerous than our own, are the metallic teal square beads. The small white dots are the distant stars. If you can visualize my concept then I think you can understand why I chose to call this art piece Reaching For The Stars. The only fabric used in my design is a single square of dotted grey cotton. This one piece of material provided the base from which everything else blossomed.

Dressed to Party, AP 189
Dressed To Party, Art Piece # 189

Who doesn’t like to get all dressed up to go to a party! This fiber art piece, with all of its glitzy spender, is dressed and ready to celebrate. First to be added was a lively green and white chevron fabric. Stacked on top is a variety of fabric pieces; each adding its own element of flair. The finishing touches of lace, beads, French knots and other assorted stitches all help to pull together an outfit unlike any other.

Mirror Image, AP 190
Mirror Image, Art Piece # 190

This fiber art piece contains four design elements: a deep brown wool, a red checked wool, twin pieces of crocheted lace and decorative stitching. The twin sections of lace were placed next to one another to make them appear as is they were one. The process of doing so gave me the inspiration to title this piece Mirror Image.

Christmas Memories, AP 191
Christmas Memories, Art Piece # 191

This composition began with a candy striped cotton fabric. The design of the fabric also includes intentional markings that give it an antiqued appearance. Layered above is a red and a green piece of wool. Giving the project even more of a Christmas theme is the yellow, green and red ribbon. A combination of French knots and other stitching were incorporated to add the sparkle the composition deserves.

thank you!

Before closing let me thank you for showing an interest in my activities. I am grateful for your participation and look forward to your comments.

Best wishes for a wonderful day!

Fiber Art By Cindy Anderson

Art Pieces 135-141

Dragonfly AP 139

One of the joys of maintaining my blog is the privilege of sharing news about my finished art pieces. My studio is full of plastic tubs, stacked one on top of the other, containing a plethora of completed projects. If I were to reveal all of them in one post the entry would be far too long to read. As a result I have decided to curb my enthusiasm by limiting this post to a small grouping.

Being revealed below is seven more finished art pieces. Please enjoy!

Blue Moon, Art Piece # 135

This item began with a layer of blue wool. Secured on top is a green, black, and red wool plaid. The final layer consists of a small circle of green wool. The blue wool was secured to an 8”x10” stretched canvas frame. The remaining features were hand stitched in place with a Perle cotton thread. I titled this art piece Blue Moon because the circle of wool gave the appearance of the moon rising over the landscape.

Blue Moon AP 135
Blue Moon, Art Piece # 135

Blowing Kisses, Art Piece # 136

Attached to an 8”x10” stretched canvas frame is a layer of red wool. Intentionally place above is a rectangle of white on white cotton, a scrap of grey cotton, a white on black scrap and a grey and black cotton strip. The red wool was attached to the canvas with machine stitching. The other fabrics were hand stitched in place with Perle cotton thread. The shapes printed on the black fabric were the inspiration for the title given to this composition.

Blowing Kisses, AP 136
Blowing Kisses, Art Piece # 136

Sunset, Art Piece # 137

An 8”x10” stretched canvas frame serves as the base for this unusual item. This item was constructed from a square of soft blue wool, a smidge of white fabric adorned with black dots and a single red wool sphere. The light blue wool was secured in place with machine stitching. The remaining components were adhered with Perle cotton hand stitching. The stitching above the red circle emulates its shape. To the strip of white cotton I added black French knots. The red wool circle was the inspiration for this items title. I envisioned the red circle to be the sun setting in the evening.

Sunset, AP 137
Sunset, Art Piece # 137

Centipede, Art Piece # 138

A brown, tan and grey wool plaid has been topped off with a scrap of brown plaid. Situated above the brown wool is a harvested scrap of crocheted lace. To fasten the multi-colored wool in place I used machine stitching. The remaining items were secured with Perle cotton using a variety of decorative stitches. The fragment of crocheted lace reminded me of a centipede…thus the inspiration for this projects name. An 8”x10” stretched canvas frame is the base for my art piece.

Centipede AP 138
Centipede, Art Piece # 138

Dragonfly, Art Piece # 139

The dragonfly bead attached near the center of this project was the inspiration for the name of this art piece. Beneath the bead is multiple layers of cotton and wool fabrics. The red wool was attached to an 8”x10” stretched canvas frame with machine stitching. The remaining features were hand stitched in place using Perle cotton thread.

Dragonfly AP 139
Dragonfly, Art Piece # 139

frolic, Art Piece # 140

I love to search out embellishments for my art pieces. Attached to this one is a metal and paper charm stenciled with the word Frolic. The charm was the inspiration for the title of this project. Aside from the charm this item contains a bold green square of wool and a two-part remnant from a previous composition. The green wool was secured to an 8”x10” stretched canvas frame with machine stitching that echoes around the edges of the cotton remnant. The other elements were adhered with hand stitching using a running stitch.

Frolic, AP 140
Frolic, Art Piece # 140

All In One, Art Piece # 141

One of my favorite fabric purchases is those that contain text. Stretching across this item is a remnant from a previous project. Among the scraps that make up the strip is a small section of text fabric. Contained within the wording is the phrase All In One. The phrase was the inspiration for the title of this specimen. Secured to an 8”x10” stretched canvas frame is a fuchsia colored burlap, a solid soft grey cotton, a reclaimed piece of sari ribbon and the aforementioned fabric strip. The fuchsia burlap was attached to the canvas by machine. The remaining items were added via a variety of hand stitches.

All In One, AP 141
All In One, Art Piece # 141

thank you!

Before closing let me thank you for showing an interest in my activities. I am grateful for your participation and look forward to your comments.

Best wishes for a wonderful day!

Fiber Art By Cindy Anderson