I finally finished the wall art piece yesterday. It took some time to do the careful hand stitching – to tack down the mitred corners, and the hidden binding and hanging sleeve on the back of the piece. It’s now done.
The piece turned out to be a bit smaller than I was originally thinking about it: 21.5″ x 18.5″ – but it’s still a good size. Now to find a place to hang it in my place until it goes into the Art Labs exhibition during the summer.
It’s hard to tell from the photo that the grunge blue framing strengthens the blues of the sky and water and brings out the greens of the bank in front of Ruby. If you click on the photo you’ll be able to see the thread painting more clearly.
So this project is now completed. On to something else. Yesterday I brought out the bag with the diamonds pieces and put it on my cutting board. I want to see if I can salvage that project in some way before scrapping it permanently and moving on to something else. I still need to make two more quilts and some other small pieces before July – there’s time, I’m not panicked and if I don’t make my goal, I do have a closet full of finished quilts I can bring back for the show. I’d just like to get more new projects in the works.
Amazing Piece . Thank you for sharing
I love how you have framed it out with the 3 bindings and that grunge is just perfect. Well done and very inspiring! Thanks for sharing.
The inner binding is a natural raw silk. The narrow binding is actually piping in a dark golden shade of one of the grasses, and yes the outer binding is a grunge. Makes an effective “framing” all told.
I had forgotten how effective a triple binding is in pulling colours to frame it. It’s also been quite a while since I’ve done a mitred corner one. Yours is a beautiful reminder to step outside my usual box. Thanks. I do hope you will post pictures of your upcoming show.
I’ve prepared instructions for “framing” a project: https://jmncreativeendeavours.ca/knittingsewing-tips/finishing-textile-art/
Wow! That’s awesome. Thanks for sharing them. I should have realized by the volume and variety that you would be a quilt teacher.
It’s important to share what I’ve figured out before I’m gone and that knowledge is lost!
This looks amazing! Congratulations!