Soon after the "Letters" theme was suggested as our next challenge, I had the idea of secret writing. I was also playing around with some encaustic wax projects and wanted to incorporate that into this challenge
Here is the encaustic bit that I'll add to my "Letters" piece:
|Layers of writing on watercolor paper, dipped into encaustic wax.|
So it seems that we're all growing more confident and have less need to get feedback while our challenge pieces are in progress. I'm excited about that. I've often thought it would be more exciting if our challenge deadlines were actually unveilings where we'd see each others' quilts for the first time.
That being said, I realize I'd have even less reasons for posting on this blog if I didn't show my work in progress (or my design dilemmas, and of course there have been plenty this time, as always).
|A section I've pieced, including rust-dyed silk (left), deconstructed|
screenprinting (blue spirals), and a Thermofax screenprint (lower middle in blue).
|Hand-dyed silk; 3 needlefelted pieces incorporating hand-dyed cheesecloth,|
rust-dyed silk, wool and silk rovings.