December 4, 2014
Work in Progress – Ice Jam, Update 3
Work has progressed on the center panel of this piece. I layered it with batting and lined the back, then began on the quilting. I always get excited about the texture and detail that develops with all the stitching. Fabric is such a responsive medium. Look at how this has been transformed since the last update:
I enjoyed combining a lot of techniques in this piece—needlefelting, patchwork, surface design, quilting, couching and embellishment. . When I teach about techniques, I always emphasize that “technique should be the servant of intent”. This work is a good example of how the various ways of manipulating fibers and fabrics are not there just to showcase the methods, but to convey mood and meaning.
As always, thanks for following along.