Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Fanciful Duck from Fabric Scraps



Some years ago I created a duck form that I made by molding an aluminum foil base and covering it with stucco.  I had thought of painting it.  Instead, I cut shapes from remnants of fused fabric and used a mini iron from Clover Needlecraft, Inc. to attach the snippets of fabric to the base.  After completely covering the duck form, I sandwiched batting between two pieces of blue, moiré fabric with one end slightly gathered to suggest moving water on which to sit the duct form.
Clover Needlecraft, Inc Mini Iron

Close-Up of Feather Shapes from the Side

Close-Up of Feather Shapes from the Top



Completed Duck

Completed Duck Form on Blue Moiré to Suggest Water


Top View to Illustrate Suggestion of Water Movement
 Thanks for dropping in to visit.  See you again, soon.
Always remember, never fear to experiment.  
Sometimes wonderful things happen.
© Linda Friedman 2018.  All rights reserved

Monday, April 23, 2018

Link to Linda's Art Quilts first blog

Due to an unforeseeable problem with Blogger, I have been unable to post to to Linda's Art Quilts.  This has forced me to start this new blog that I am calling it Linda's Art Quilts Revisited.  To access all the posts from years past, you can go to http://www.lindasartquilts.blogspot.com


"Through the Trees"




12" x 12: "Through the Trees)
 A while back I was considering giving away a copper embossed piece that was taking up space but really liked the embossed image, so I took a rubbing of it using white cotton fabric and a Derwent Inktense water soluble block.   
Full embossed copper work
 
Closeup of embossed copper work
The rubbing found it's way into a "someday do something with this" hiding place.  There it languished and waited for the time when I would get to it and then feel free to finally give away the embossed copper work.

 Finally, I set about addressing the rubbing.  I first thread painted the pond with various shades of blue and then highlighted it with silver metalic thread..
Thread painting the sun came next.
Atop the the background of the pond and sun I then satin stitched the tree images.
The piece was complete after I thread painted grasses in the foreground.
To finish the piece for hanging, I attached a two inch green border to prepare the work for mounting to a 12" x 12" pre-stretched canvas.  Once the canvas was wrapped around the canvas and stapled in place, I cut black mat board for the back, glued it onto the back, inserted small D-rings and completed the back with hanging wire.  After the 2 inch band of green fabric was wrapped around the canvas, it left a 1/4" border to the work..

And here is the final work...
Thanks for visiting.  See you again soon !
Always remember, never fear to experiment.  
Sometimes wonderful things happen.
© Linda Friedman 2018.  All rights reserved




Sunday, April 8, 2018

Follow-On to Linda's Art Quilts Blog

As a result of some, strange glitch, I am unable to post in my original blog (lindasartquilts.blogspot.com) so I am starting this new blog.  My original blog, Linda's Art Quilts is still able to be viewed, so I may make reference and provide a link to a particular post from time to time.  I thank you for your forbearance and continued visits.  Right now I am pulling my hair out but even that has not helped me solve this problem.
To bring you up to date, I have been working on a few new things that I'd like to share with you.

The first,, "Early Winter" is a  9" x 23", thread sketched, quilted, hand colored and mounted work that is ready for hanging.
"Early Winter"

The next work, "Pollution #1" is a 9" x 12" thread sketched, hand colored, mounted, ready to hang work.
This last one, "Not One More" is a 29" x 68" quilted work that is hand painted, and machine quilted on canvas drop cloth fabric.  I created it it reaction to the many children and others who have lost their lives to gun violence in America.
"Not One More"
These are the sentences that are quilted around the dress form:


“Not One More”

We have spun fiber to clothe the people.
We have sewn our flag.
We have sewn on stars.
We have sewn quilts for warmth.
We have sewn quilts for the walls.
We have sewn quilts that led slaves to freedom.
We have sewn patches onto worn cloths.
We have sewn uniforms as our men and women were sent to war.
We have sewn opulent clothes for the rich.
We have sewn clothes from scraps and feedbags for the poor.
We have sewn our tears into the fabric of our lives.
We have sewn up the rips and tears of the nation.
We have sewn together the wounds of war with threads of hope.
We have sewn families together in love.
But we refuse to sew shrouds for one more victim of gun violence in America.
We refuse to sew shrouds for one more victim of gun violence in America!
©Linda Friedman 2018

Always remember, never fear to experiment.  
Sometimes wonderful things happen.
© Linda Friedman 2018.  All rights reserved