Red, continued

So, the little cloth in progress that you saw yesterday ended up as a basic square of layered patchique (that’s patchwork and applique). This is a really awful photograph, and I apologise for it, but you get the idea:

By the time I’d realised how bad the picture was, it was impossible to take it again. You’ll see why in a moment.

Now, this cloth always knew that it needed to be something more than a square cloth. With a little folding and stitching, and a vague memory of something I once saw on a documentary about some remote tribal people somewhere and their unique method of storing things, this is what happened next:

From square to triangle/pyramid in two very easy seams. The back looks like this:

It’s about 17″ high and about 13″ wide across the back. I added a D-ring for hanging, wrapped in cotton perle thread, and folded the top point down to secure it.

Some decorative stitching here and there and a little beaded decoration at the front:

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17 Responses to Red, continued

  1. Abigail says:

    what are you going to store in it? really love the folded cloth idea, seems so right.

  2. Els says:

    Oooh Karen! LOVED that red! And I’m delighted what you did with it next: laying it under the gray grid. And then this next step ! genious!!!

  3. Jill says:

    just gorgeous!

  4. karen says:

    love it!! what a great idea….I’ll have two please…

  5. Jan Marriott says:

    Whoo….a new direction.

  6. lacativad says:

    It’s so perfect when the beautiful thing of art also can be a beautiful thing of use as well

  7. Connie Rose says:

    Wow, beautiful and unique!

  8. deanna7trees says:

    great idea. kind of looks japanesey.

  9. blandina says:

    This is very interesting, I love how you put together this piece.
    Now I am off reading all your past posts (21), I do not want to lose just one of them!

  10. Sally jo says:

    Colors so rich and beautiful embellishments. Cool idea to have it being useful.

  11. Rachel says:

    Delightful. And yes, we can quite see why the first photo couldn’t be retaken! Great idea, though. One can only have so many banners hanging on a wall!

    • Karen Turner says:

      yes, you’re quite right. Though my art cloths aren’t really made to hang on a wall like a painting; I prefer them to be laid on a chair and to be picked up and handled. More like a pet, really, than a painting πŸ™‚

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