Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Puzzling together some rocks

A large snowstorm has caused many cancellations here today. I would normally be out for most of the day, but I'm never against some found studio time. I did a few chores this morning and I made a batch of granola.
After lunch, I headed into my studio. This is the view through my window.


If you look carefully through the grey haze, you'll see the bluejay that made a few attempts to land on the snow covered suet before he managed it.

I've been thinking about how I want to approach my next fiber art piece. It's a little different for me in that it has some rather intricate rock pieces in the foreground that need to be cut and fit together. I've started there because it will take me a while to get the pieces all drawn and fit together and I haven't got the background done yet.
I started by drawing a master pattern on white paper and numbering the rocks. Then I traced them onto the paper side of freezer paper.

I cut each rock from the freezer paper and ironed it onto the right side of my fabric which has fusible ironed to the back. I've laid a few pieces out to see how they'll fit but I won't take the paper off with the numbers until I'm ready to iron it all together.

I'm not completely sure how I will do the background  yet, but I have a couple of ideas which both involve some paint. I will be home again tomorrow and I may just get some time to paint some fabric.
 I think this project is going to keep me busy for a while.


Peg's Place said...

Apparently there is snow on the way for us too. It is kind of like the calm before the storm. Your posting is very timely. I am working on puzzling together rocks too, down by the beach of my brother's cottage. It is my first landscaped piece. I am doing it like you too. I look forward to seeing your piece come together.

Mereknits said...

I look forward to seeing your creation from start to finish.

Threadpainter said...

I 'painted' a background of rocks once by placing glass globs on wet painted fabric ... they acted somewhat like a resist, leaving lots of ares to stitch and define the rocks ... just in case you didn't have a plan. Hope you don't mind suggestions ... rocks are hard ;)