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.