Sumac is such a stately, regal plant and I think that certainly shows here in this print. I started this piece before I started Maples which I shared here. I dove back into my supply of fabrics that I created and added two silk pieces that I painted with acrylic paints in a surface design class in 2015. I am loving how these fabrics are finding their way together.
Again I turned to some hand-dyed variegated thread I purchased from Elin Noble many years ago.
I like to create one step at a time, making decisions about what I will use and how I’ll use it as each new step presents itself. Here is thread painting done. Now — how to quilt the background surrounding the sumac.
I’ve been doing this a while. I have a lot of thread. And yet, I did not have the thread I wanted for this portion of the project. It just arrived this week. Stay tuned.