Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fiberart Challenge

I would like to share pictures of my 2  pieces for the fiber art challenge in mixed media.  The first one is based on the quoted poem; Nevermore, by Edgar Allen Poe.  It is quilted, beaded, and painted.
"Nevermore" uses a discarded dryer sheet for the  printing.  With the addition of gel Medium it became crystalline in appearance.  I also used old newspaper clippings about terror during the cold war.  The raven was printed on silk and then painted.  
  The second piece is part of a Sistahood challenge based on "Four and Twenty Blackbirds baked in a Pie".  It consists of quilting and felted sculptures.  We were given a pattern size and fabric kit which had to be used.  The entire piece will be posted soon.

Four and Twenty Blackbirds Slice