Sunday, August 11, 2013

Making Weeds - In threads and fabric

Spent the afternoon working on creating an overlay of weeds for 3 quilts that I am making for the SAQA Earth Stories exhibition. Using a technique I learned in the Simply Stitch class with Karen Ruane, it is free motion embroidery on the sewing machine using scrim as the base.

In Karen's class that was not a class according to her, we used white scrim and white threads with bits of lace and delicate prints to create a froth to add to our embroidery work.

I am adapting the technique to indicate something much more rough and ready -- a weedy over grown area that kills plants who need light.

Your feedback will be greatly appreciated. Does this look weedy to you? What would you suggest?