Printable version

  • Copyright © 1999 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 21" x 21"
  • Techniques: Hand dyed & painted, machine pieced, appliqued, embroidered, and quilted
  • Materials: fabric-100% cotton / batting: wool
  • Private collection: Australia

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Design concept

This is part of a series of small works in which my process is very much like doodling with fabric, i.e. the design was developed spontaneously, working directly on the background with bits of fabric and thread. The design is loosly based on a 2"photograph of a Lemur from a nature calendar. The design grew from back to front as layers of fabric scraps were added and stitched one after another.

The background fabric was hand painted with fiber reactive dye. Scraps of fabric were laid on the painted background, then stitched with layers of machine embroidery in various colors of thread.

The embroidered composition was surrounded with a wide border of painted fabric and quilted in a freeform design that echoes the embroidered design.


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Updated 1/12/17