Life in the Margins #9
Printable Version

  • Copyright © 1996  Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • 22" wide X 22" high
  • 100% cotton fabric, machine embroidered, and quilted
  • Private collection

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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. Each part of the design grew out of the last, just as a doodle grows to fill a page when the mind is engaged elsewhere.
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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