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The purpose of this blog is share with others the processes involved in my favorite form of creativity- silk art quilts. The creative process itself is a fascinating thing. I am constantly amazed by it- both its simplicity and its complexity.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Red Rover, Red Rover!


I started this a few months ago utilizing leftover strips from my block building process. I had the columns built and they hung on the wall for a long time. I knew the concept of what I wanted to create. When I saw the the way the rows seems to be tied together with the couched yarn it reminded me of the school yard game. In planning my write up about this piece I decided to go to wikipedia to try to get more info. It seems that after the 70s the game lost its luster, replaced by more updated pursuits and because of its history of being relatively dangerous-- broken arms and "clotheslining" where your neck gets caught in the arms of the receiving team....for those of you who are very young, a clothesline is that outdoor device for drying ones clothes on a wire or cord stretched between 2 poles-- now often against the rules in deed restricted neighborhoods.


Here's a detail shot showing the couched yarn as well as the outlined figures in the quilting.


This is the back. If did the figures on silk organza. I made a stamp from plexiglas plus drawing using my glue gun. Each was cut out and fused to the foundation. Then I freemotion outline stitched from the back using the thicker metallic thread as bobbin work.

2 comments:

Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

thats amazing. im trying to figure out what it is exactly (i mean on the small level) - is it the seams facing the front? you say couched yarn, have you sewn that to the front somehow? could you do a tutorial? i love the effect. thanks for the inspiration!!

Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

thats amazing. im trying to figure out what it is exactly (i mean on the small level) - is it the seams facing the front? you say couched yarn, have you sewn that to the front somehow? could you do a tutorial? i love the effect. thanks for the inspiration!!