I met my friend Kitty at the Bennington Museum this morning. We were there to look a the sculpture park which is full of new art. It was inspiring.
When I got home I started working on my fabric painting, A Forest In My LivingRoom, that I started some time ago. I had a good sense of what I want to do with it, but couldn’t get started.
That changed today. I finally feel like I’m ready to work on this piece and am excited to get back to it on Monday. Today I made the rug in front of the pink couch.
I used a piece of forest green fabric and stitched a vine and flower pattern on it. Then I sewed it onto the backing and stitched the tassel on either end.
Next, I let the vine and flower pattern grow off the rug and onto the backing….
I stopped before the vine took over. I’ll be adding other elements to the piece (like a table and lamp with a bird on it and a tree or two) and I wanted to leave space for them. After that I’ll get back to the vine.
This is what the fabric painting looked like when I left my studio this evening.
13 thoughts on “A Forest In My LivingRoom”
WOW ! That’s extraordinary
It seems like a whole new era!
Ah, yes, Jane, I think you’ve hit on something…
I love watching this come to life. It will anyone smile every time they look at it.
I’m enjoying it too Laura, now that I’m doing it!
Your stitching is exquisite!
Thank you 🙂
That’s really cool.
I love the rug and vines. I can imagine an entire quilt covered in these!
Ah, my aching wrist would protest Debbie!:)