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Monday, August 06, 2007

autumn fairy

The binding isn't done on this page yet, but it's so big that it will have to be photographed when it's completed anyway. This is all that fits on my scanner. This journal page is for Sherry's Autumn Splendor fabric book. I did some quilting in leaf shapes on the part that is hidden by the white square. It shows on the back where I also stitched in my name. The white square is a sample from a class I taught at the regional weavers' conference about ten years ago. Natural dyes painted onto real leaves from my back yard and then pressed onto an alum mordanted cotton cloth.

The fairy is cut from a printed fabric and her wings are the same ribbon as at the top and bottom of the frame. When I was fusing the body I realized that the iron was a little hot and her wings crinkled up - it's nylon ribbon - but that gave it a lot of dimensional quality. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. The squares in the corner are glass tiles with a coppery mirror finish. The printed fabric on each side of the white square is from one of my favorite dresses from the 70's. I still have lots more. I was going to make a cathedral window quilt out of it, but that was way too much handwork at the time. I still love the fabric and may eventually find the perfect use, the second time around.

Enjoyed doing the embroidery last night. So this just needs a little work tonight and then it's in the mail later in the week.


The page is perfect for Sherry's book. I love it.

Posted by: Susan Cleveland | Tuesday, August 07, 2007