Guatemalan Woven Fabric and Umbrellas

I’m getting a lot of use from Crik’s box of fabric.

I’ve been thinking about the Guatemalan fabric scraps she sent since I first saw them.  And yesterday I found the perfect fabric, a yellow print, to pair it with.  But then, today when I pieced them together it just wasn’t working.

Maybe it was the rainy day, but I think it had more to do with what I was feeling. I wanted something more broody, something, richer and deeper.  Something with impact.

So I searched again and found the umbrellas, like wheels, spinning and turning to juxtapose the long straight lines of the woven fabric.

I made a grid with the bigger pieces then pieced together the scraps and set them in a frame of purple, like thumbnail sketches.

Now when I look at the umbrella’s I see feathers, then wheels, then feathers again.  It’s only when I think about it that I can see them as umbrellas.

I’m not sure what comes next.

2 thoughts on “Guatemalan Woven Fabric and Umbrellas

  1. Fantastic. Rich indeed. Broody, maybe, but dynamic and powerful, yes! You are creating energy by the way you organize the fabric, aren’t you? I imagine someone feeling much enlivened wrapped in this. It’s inspiring to see your process. Thanks for taking the time to blog.

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