November Clematis

My Clematis bloomed in November this year, an unusual happening in Minnesota. I plucked it before the frost had its way, placed the bloom in a glass bottle and then got my sketchpad.

The rose was a gift.

These are stencil prints  on hand-dyed cotton. I dyed the background fabric via a combination of immersion and screen print techniques using fiber-reactive dyes. Silk organza is layered and stitched to create the table surface.

Dimensions approx. 9″ x 11″