To the left here is one of the pieces in progress that I've been working on while contemplating that big piece. This photo shows the piece before additional dye work was done on it.
It's shibori-dyed cotton gauze layered over dyed linen, with some distressing done to the fabric here and there.
The top has a lot of small hand stitches. The other tucks were machine sewn.
There is a lot of subtlety in it...but I didn't want it to be so very monochromatic, and wanted to play up the colors that show through
the piece from the linen behind it.
Here is where the piece is right now after dye painting it, and distressing more areas.
Then I stretched it over canvas, then a little colored pencil here and there, and then I coated it with a UV protective varnish.
I really like where it is right now, but might still add some small touches.
What do you think? Feel free to comment and give any ideas/feedback.
Below here are those photos.
The left is the full shot, and the middle shows a detail of that one. The third photo on the right is another piece in this grouping.
They are all from the same fabric as the piece shown above.