“Stretching A Canvas” For A New Wall Hanging

the “canvas” of my new wall hanging

“I’m stretching my canvas”, I thought as I chose and sewed together old linens and pillowcases that people have sent me.

I had a goddess in mind. (I drew her in pencil first)  She partly came from some Sari fabric I got in India and partly from a shadow self-portrait I took yesterday….

Shadow self-portrait

…then I outlined the Goddess in marker and  started adding a few other elements. (I saw the bird flying off her hand after drawing her).

I’m not sure what comes next, but I’ll let you know when I do.


5 thoughts on ““Stretching A Canvas” For A New Wall Hanging

  1. When Connie feels better she might want to check out the Ravelry website for patterns they have a lot of free ones. Also Craftsy has a free class and pattern for making chemo hats which could probably be used for other illnesses. I don’t have a facebook account so I am telling you instead of Jon.

  2. Hi Maria, I just found out that you have quilting in your blood! The oldest surviving whole quilt is the St. Tristian Quilt, made in Sicily around 1360! (p. 189 in that huge book on crafting; they also mention the Gees Bend quilters)
    Hmmmm, I am sooooo partial to goddesses 🙂

      1. I did look it up and it was so familiar. I believe I looked at images of the St. Tristian Quilt when I first got me free motion sewing machine. It inspired my first pieces.

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