I am a little tardy today, as I just moved thousands of miles and then had to paint an apartment and don’t have the studio I thought I had waiting on me. its been a bit of a scramble. That said, lets delve into the works of Margot Lovinger.
She is not tardy, she is on the front wave of this here fabric art.
Lets start with the latest:
Look at these here details:
The hair is so expressive.
Here is what she has to say about making it:
“I begin with a cotton canvas base, to which all the successive layers are sewn. The first layers are usually cottons and silks. In these early layers, I rough out the composition and establish the major shapes and colors of the work. Next, the subtle modulation of color and tone are achieved by the layering of sheer fabrics, such as tulle, netting, organza and chiffon. Each successive layer changes the hue of the layers beneath it, much the way a transparent color wash changes the layers underneath it in watercolor painting. Stitching in cotton, silk, or rayon thread or embroidery floss is added to create texture and define shapes. In more recent works, the piece is then lightly quilted. Finally, each piece is stretched over a wooden frame.”
Another piece for you to wonder over and gander at:
The details show her mastery of the technique she created. Look at how those figures walk off the canvas, and they are all fabric!
She is a Pacific Northwestern artist like me guess it’s in the waters here.
Happy super bowl to you!!
Footballs have stitching and padding…does that make them quilts?
LUKE Haynes is a trained Architect using his skills mostly for good. His work can be seen at his site and the associated blog. He is a full time Quilter and sometimes blogger, whose work is showing across the country and soon the world. You can find him here at Quilty Pleasures on the first Sunday of each month.
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