Saturday, October 8, 2016

Constellation of Clouds

12"x16", bits of cloth, all machine stitched, silver leaf.

Inspiration of this new work came from an ancient biblical writing speaking of the desert wanderer: "He attended them in a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night." I found this to be so beautiful, holy and poetic that I wanted to begin with a cloud map of sorts.
I gathered pieces of tea stained cloth and using my sharpest scissors to create these simple images. Took my brand new spool of silver thread and machine stitched this together using mostly straight stitch with and without a presser foot. Added lines with TeeJuice fabric pen and silver leaf and fashion trim! I consider this piece and the next (pillar of fire) to be my beginning pieces to new wanderings.