Wednesday, January 16, 2008

anatomy of a sow's ear

Thanks for all your suggestions for this piece - especially the ones that suggested I donate it! In the meantime, last night I got busy with my rotary cutter and sewing machine and did a cut-and-paste, figuring I'd try that first. Here's the short version of the sequence from hopeless to something that makes me think there is hope for almost everything. You might want to click to get a closer look at these.






The vivid reds and oranges and the background fabric are from Helene Davis Hand-Dyes.

11 comments:

Linda Branch Dunn said...

The process has changed the purple shapes: given them alot more variety in scale. Then there's the new activity, in "front" visually, of all those skinny lines.

As my flute teacher used to say when I practiced "What an agreeable surprise!" Congrats! and thank you for documenting the change.

Valeri said...

Very exciting and what a difference a little bit of contrast makes. Love it even more now!

Nellie's Needles said...

What FUN! All your editing, cropping, and additions as you progressed is interesting to observe. Thank you.

verobirdie said...

What a great lesson!

Gerrie said...

Tres cool. I love rescuing weird pieces by cutting them up and rearranging them.

TALL GIRL said...

wow...amazing what a little time and perseverance can do!

Judy said...

I like it...but then I liked it before too...but this is very, very nice. Of course Helene's hand dyes are the best! That red is perfect!

Rayna, this is very odd, because I checked out your blog early, early this morning and there was no text with this entry: did you add it later in the day or is blogger toying with us again?

xo

Rayna said...

Right you are, Judy. I was so tired last night I just posted the pix before I went to bed and then added the text this morning. You must have been up VERY early!

Wild Thread Studio said...

Amazing what this piece has morphed into. I like its new look very much.

Anonymous said...

I see your trees coming out again!
Mary Ann

Del said...

Great 'save', Rayna. I'm not wild about the solid red border. Too confining, I think.