squares in squares (in squares)

March 18
Originally uploaded by Dancing Crow.

I keep being caught by these squares in squares. I wove regular polyester felt strips to make the grid, then (aggressively) needle felted wool (red) and cotton (light green) squares into the resulting squares. I love the way the applied squares seem to melt into the backgrounds. It makes me think of using anchovies for flavoring in spaghetti sauce, which is nicer than it sounds because they really do melt into the sauce leaving mostly salt and a hint of dark and brooding flavor for the tomatoes. Anyhow – It all looked a little more wispy than I wanted to I cut more light green cotton squares and stitched them down to the red felted squares to give some harder edges.

On the whole I am pleased, but I still have some more square in square ideas.