Crows for BirdxBird 2009

I’ve finished my work for 2009 BirdxBird. I made two pieces simultaneously, so I would be sure to have one for this cause, and to play with two variations of my idea. The work Crow 2, below, will be part of the silent auction, to be held next Saturday evening, Feb. 21st, at Northrup King Building in NE Minneapolis. This event features work by 130 artists in all media to benefit Audubon Center of the North Woods & Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden. It is GREAT FUN! If you live in the vicinity, please attend! Details can be found on the website. My works, below, each measure approx. 22″ x 15″, including the border. Hand dyed fabric, paste resisted, discharged, hand pieced and embellished.

Two blogs have been hugely inspiring to me this past month, nudging me
to think outside the box and pull out needle, thread and thimble more
than I usually do. Threadspider is working on some beautiful embroidered birds celebrating Darwin’s birthday. SpiritCloth‘s
creativity with hand piecing, stitching and quilting is mind-boggling,
as is her documentation of the creative process. If you need to get
un-stuck, spend a few moments over there.

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Crow Tea Cozy

Here’s a quirky little item I finished this week.

Discharge on cotton velveteen through a hand-cut stencil.