The hand work continues, but I've also had a bit of studio time. I mentioned that I had taken a Craftsy class, believing that the techniques might be useful in a sort of commission I have. The next step was to design a piece to test the techniques, and see if they would suit one of my designs. Well, I've finished that piece and am quite happy with the result, although it will never be suitable for any exhibition ( it's somewhat derivative, and there are a couple of places where the workmanship isn't quite up to snuff-mainly in the machine work)
Here it is, a full view and a close-up. It is about 22" by 18". The background is painted, and some of the fabrics are hand-dyed, while others are commercial, mainly batiks.
While all of this was going on, both my main, basement studio and the auxiliary upstairs studio have become a bit messy--quite a bit messy. There is usually a short "tidy up" ceremony whenever a piece is finished, and today's the day.
Then, finally, I get to sit down and prepare a working pattern for the commission piece.
I plan to link this with Off the Wall Friday, and The Needle and Thread Network.