Sunday, November 11, 2012

September, November, Falling, Brew

Yep, I am cheating here, combining two words into one piece.  So shoot me.

The main leaves in this piece were created by pounding leaves with a small rubber mallet until they left their natural dye shapes on my fabric.  This is a lot of fun, though it's right noisy and can leave one's arm and shoulder muscles trembling if one goes at it too long at a stretch, but it's a great way to work out any residual anger and frustration that one might be harbouring.  The additional leaves were quilted on with 30 wt. Sulky Blendable threads, after I'd quilted the background and decided that enough wasn't enough.  

wicked storm brewing
falling leaves swirl on the wind
dancing down to die