Small machine-stitched maple leaves, of metallic and rayon threads, are complemented by shell and tiny green glass beads in this nature-inspired bracelet.
The leaves are stitched in a lacy manner, but are quite sturdy. Silver wire connects the components.
A magnetic closure makes it easy to take the bracelet on or off. The bracelet measures 7.5 x 0.5 inches (flat).
After many years creating landscape art quilts, I realized I love thread so much, I dropped out the fabric. So many of the items you will see in my shop are stitched entirely of thread. Currently my work focuses on exploring what makes fiber art so unique: texture, freedom of shape of the "canvas" (not limited to a rectangle), and employing three rather than two dimensions. Fiber art appeals to me because my hands are always touching my materials; it is a completely tactile experience. My favorite technique is “thread painting”, where I move the fabric freely beneath the needle while machine stitching (being very careful not to stitch a finger!). Think of it as drawing a picture with the pencil held still and moving the paper; something that takes a lot of practice to do well. Thread painting is particularly well-suited to creating animals and foliage, allowing for shading and texture. I have a vast collection of threads, which are my “paintbox”.
I want you to be happy with your purchase. If there is a problem, contact me within one week of purchase. If I cannot resolve the issue, I will allow a return or exchange as long as the item is returned to me in the same condition as I sent it, and packed properly.
Returns and Refunds..... I want you to be happy with your purchase. If there is a problem, contact me within 1 week of purchase. If I cannot resolve the issue, I will allow a return as long as the item is returned to me in the same condition as I sent it, and packed properly. I will refund the price of the item but not the shipping cost. Exchanges will be considered.
Items are shipped from Virginia, USA via USPS Priority Mail within 1 week of payment. Add $6 shipping/handling per order for jewelry, $20 per wall art item. Please contact me for the cost of shipping if you live elsewhere or if you prefer a different shipping service.
“Floating Squares’ is a quilted wall hanging machine pieced using artist-dyed and painted cotton fabric and purchased batiks. It is free motion machine quilted. Its bright colors would be great in a child’s room.
“Echoes” is a quilted wall hanging pieced and appliquéed using cotton fabric I dyed and discharged. It is machine quilted with free motion and straight line stitching and sewn on a background of black cotton sateen.
“Symmetry 5: Rice Wine” is one of a series of art quilts I made exploring asymmetric balance. It is collaged using cotton fabric I hand-dyed as well as fabric dyed by Heide Stoll-Weber and machine quilted with straight line and free motion stitching.