Friday, February 19, 2016

- Hooked on appliqué

I confess that I began this yesterday, when I spotted the first Goldeneye on the floodplain ...

Patch #50

One of my goals with the daily patch project is to document the approximate first appearance of our wildflowers. I was caught without my iPhone camera, so this patch was crafted using an image printed from the Wildflower Center's online guide ...


As you might imagine, I was happy beyond words to see how well Deb Lacativa's cloth worked, so I drew the image outline with a Pitt pen ...


then appliquéd it to a gray green linen, mindful of the statement about color from the Arts & Crafts Textiles book by Ann Wallace ...




I won't necessarily do future flower patches as precisely as this, since abstracting forms sounds like a fun challenge. Maybe I'll even do one back-to-front ...

'cause I do love b-sides

Addendum

After mending J's jeans last week, I  decided I should probably look to my own. Not only were they shredding above the patched knees, but there was a mysterious spot of something that resisted all attempts at laundering ...


Glue maybe? Whatever it is has an annoying look and feel to it ... well worth covering over.

Anyway, I realized how far I've come as I quickly stitched on patches ...


confident that two threads here, one thread there, and a combination of back and running stitches would do the trick.

2 comments:

Mo Crow said...

wow this is a beautiful piece Liz !

Liz Ackert said...

Oh Mo ... with your background in botanical illustrating and gardening it means the world to me that you like this!