I have so much fun pulling together fabrics and embellishments! For this smart little piece I gathered a square of green wool, a leftover trimming from a previous project (I like saving them to use in other endeavors) and a sweet little doo-dad that I acquired at a vintage shop near my home. Their combined vision creates an unusual but interesting image.
The “frolic” charm was quite obviously the inspiration for the naming of this fiber art piece. Of notable interest is the lines of machine stitching. The path they create takes your eye on a trip through an imaginary maze. To the red triangle and the cleverly worded scrap of slightly off-white fabric I added functional yet creative lines of hand stitching. Combined together the entire one-of-a-kind, original fiber art piece speaks a language all it’s own.
As with my other 8×10 pieces, I have attached this unusual specimen to a stretched canvas frame. I like using these frames because I believe they provide a sturdy base for displaying my art. I also like the rough texture of the canvas. The fiber content of the art piece along with the feel of the scratchy canvas provide an interesting party to be enjoyed through your sense of touch.
To add a professional finish I seal the back side of the frame with a layer of paper, attach a saw-tooth metal hanger for display and silicone bumpers to help stabilize the piece when it hangs on your wall and to provide ventilation.
This truly is a wonderful specimen that would add a unique pizazz to your decor.