Are your dots reverse appliqué or purchased fabric?
reverse applique. the dots are indigo silk velvet. the surround of the dots are vintage linen table napkins of a beautiful light weight and art deco finishing in the corners. i'll show a detail one of these days.
Be still my heart-that sounds wonderful
"Longing cloth." Insert contented exhale. Even in their unfolding evolution, these cloths are quietly regal. They inspire respect and confidence borne of many laps around the sun. Your circle in a square frames this piece so nicely. And the one on the left? It makes me think of a long black dress with a train. A little black dress all grown up and ready fior a night on the town.
The linen napkins that I'm using as a base for the reverse applique were a gift to me by a woman who had seen my work. She didn't know me other than that connection. She had confidence that the materials she gifted would be used in something dignified. Your words 'quietly regal' are a gift too, Jeanne. thank you x
Isn't it wonderful, the generosity of women helping women? When I first started stitching Nancy's marks, I needed vintage ladies hankies. On a tight deadline, I reached out to a stranger whose work I enjoyed, asking if she knew where a gal might find such a thing in quantity. She graciously put it out in her newsletter, and I received vintage ladies hankies from all around the world - each with a touching story. One woman in Canada sent me 3 hand towels that had been embellished by her great (maybe great great) grandmother. She wrote that she'd been saving them for a special project, and she knew this was it. Those gifts of cloth and story were the perfect finishing touch to In Our Own Language 1. To have such confidence in an artist is a gift, too. xx
I hope that we can have a conversation about creation. Thank you for taking interest. x