Remember this piece, it was one I thought didn’t work out and I remade it. Well someone wrote to me and said she might be interested in it if I was selling it. So last week I thought I’d try to finish it off. I was going through my fabric looking for colors that would work, and this piece of wool that I had popped into my mind. I fished it out of my “wool” box ( a cardboard box with scraps of wool in it) and laid it next to the piece. And I immediately saw it, not as a flat border (which is what I always have done) but as a soft 3 dimensional frame. I hadn’t been thinking of doing something different, it’s just what I saw in my mind.
So I figured out how to do it, leaving openings for the stuffing on each side, and hand stitching them closed. It was just perfect. for bringing attention to the streaming part of the piece and adding dimension. It’s a soft frame, like one of Claes Oldenburg’s soft sculptures from the 60’s . (except not as big) I’m in the middle of making streaming pillows for the show, but I can’t wait to make more wall hangings, with my new soft frames.
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