Tuesday, July 14, 2015

- Hearts for Charleston takes another step forward

The strips have all been basted down with backstitch ...


Most edges were left raw, but some were turned under ...


after which the heart was cut out free hand ...

Behind the heart is a piece of muslin dyed with Salvia amistad

creating a reverse appliqué that can also be seen from the back ...

The backing cloth was dyed with Thimble Flowers

It's now time to consider how best to finish the cloth, including this piece of the heart ...


11 comments:

Marti said...

Amistad, the Spanish word for friendship...and I look at the incredible detail and work on this cloth for Charleston and what comes over me is the raw emotion of this weaving, the hidden words, the thought and caring, the attention to all of it, the attention to the whole of it, the ragged soft heart speaks a thousand words and the heartbeat of friendship is extended on both sides...

Dana said...

Oh nice! Reverse applique! I love your salvia amistad cloth and I like the small, offset placement too.

Mo Crow said...

beautiful poignantly "I forgive" brought tears

Liz Ackert said...

As I read Cindy Monte's post this morning I realized how much her hearts have been an inspiration ...

Liz Ackert said...

It was the reward for not planning every detail ... for just letting the cloth speak for itself

Liz Ackert said...

P.S. I still can't figure out how you made as many stitches as you did in the space of a couple of days ... your Hearts for Charleston are an amazing example of artistic fire

susan said...

This piece leaves me speechless, Liz. You are an artist of such depth, not unlike Frederick Franke of Pacem In Terris.
Your heart and soul are woven into every stitch. xoxo

Liz Ackert said...

Marti - I love how you find poetry in cloth ...

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you for such generous words ... it means the world to me that the terrible loss in Charleston has somehow become the tipping point for change. To be a small part of that is indeed heart and soul work.

Liz Ackert said...

This is from Gtrace (whose comment I inadvertently deleted when trying to replace one of my own) ...

reverse applique
I forgive

this is of your heart, your HeartHands, the depth. yes.
you go the Distance. and stay there. you Rest there.

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you Grace ... I am trying to envision the next step, to go the distance