remaindered circles

circle 20

I finished stitching around the last of the two large circles – the fabric pieces are 12×12″ on these. This one is the darkest background, with one of my favorite threads on it, the Sulky cotton blendables. You can see the range of purples and blues in the stitching. The second one done is on silk, which takes the fabric paint very differently. The results tend to be lighter as well as brighter and shinier, so I set that off with a fine light purple rayon thread.

circle 21
I have started looking hard at the next set of photos I want to work from. My friend Velma, who was also my teacher for the class in contact printing in Maine last month, has been taking pictures of her tumble-down barn for a while now, and I find so many of them to be SO compelling! I think I might start with one that looks like summer, but she has a couple of winter ones too. I have promised her a picture in return for her inspiration, so I have to make one extra…

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