Monday, January 25, 2016

SAQA Spotlight Auction

I will not be going to the SAQA Conference this year but I've sent in a piece for the Spotlight Auction. I really enjoyed participating last year, although the prices went up beyond my budget. The piece I've sent in for this year was a sample I did before last weeks tea bag leaf. For this one the leaf was free motion machine stitched and the background hand stitched. When I read the size requirements for the submission I found that it was the perfect size.


I added the felt back because it needed to be 6"x8". Since it will be matted for the auction, the felt will not show.

The Weekly Leaf
This week I pulled out one of my pressed leaves (I have a box full)placed it on my fabric and traced around it.
Then added lots of stitches.

Week #4




Daily Stitching updates

Gelli prints #19-#25





Sari Ribbon #312-#318





I've also printed quite a few black circles onto white fabric squares, 9" and 6", then cut them into 3" squares. So far I'm a bit discouraged with my results of rearranging them, but it's helping me realize just what I do have to print to get similar results to the small piece I showed last week. Of course those pieces had been printed and cut up several years ago and where much smaller, so trying to recreate them has been a challenge.

Linked to "Off the Wall Friday"

6 comments:

  1. your work continues to inspire me! sunprinting next Monday! can't wait!

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  2. love your SAQA piece. Total elegance.

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  3. I'm not sure if I'm going to conference this year-I'd like to but it's that whole time/money thing. Love this piece and I am so thrilled to have a piece of your work!

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  4. the french knots are such fun texture. I didn't do an auction piece this year, but I'll probably do a 12 x 12 sometime soon.

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  5. Lovely pieces. The stitching adds some wonderful texture. Love your exploration.

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