I’ve been working to get my list of classes together for the AQS show director, except it’s really not work, is it? Not when I get to play with beads and baubles, fabrics and fibers all day long. Well, okay, there’s a bit of computer work in there too, but still, when the creativity is flowing, life is good.
Here’s the small class sample I finished today:
The cool fabric in the foreground is an Alexander Henry fabric that came from Hancock’s of Paducah last year when I was at the National Quilt Museum for the Diane Gaudynski workshop. The fabric is backed with a piece of thin fusible batting and a cardstock-weight stiffener, quilted a bit on the machine to add some dimension, and then beaded and embroidered by hand. The foreground piece is attached to the quilted background with a running stitch in variegated embroidery floss and Kreinik metallic thread.
This is for a class called Embellishment Dimension, a technique class focusing on all the beading and embroidery techniques I’ve been working with lately. As it got closer to completion, the whole piece just seemed to be so M.C. Escher-like, hence the name, Spirit of Escher. And Escher is one of my favorite artists, after all.