Thursday, August 30, 2007

Screech




Screech was made from both commercial and hand dyed fabrics. Bark like texture consists of dyed batting that has been felted with yarns and dyed cheesecloth. Yarn has also been felted onto background fabric to create further grooves and texture in the tree trunk. The knothole is layered with tulle and fibers that were fused to wonder under to add shading. Painted with Derwent Inktense pencils. Inner circle closest to owl is made from the back of an upholstery fabric to impart a rough edge. The owl is made from dyed cheesecloth layered with snippets of fabric that have been fused and thread embroidered in a featherlike pattern. Machine quilted. The sides have a wrapped edge binding but the top and bottom are left with a rugged edge that is machine stitched and painted with Tsukineko Inks. Screech and Little Boy Blue can be seen at the Heritage Museum in Seymour, Missouri on Sep 8, 2007

1 comment:

karen said...

Barb,

So good to hear from you and have your link. I love Screech!!! It is so up my tree so to speak. It's just amazing what you do. Love it.