I enjoy all the phases of creating my art quilts, but I particularly enjoy the very beginning of the thread painting. This is the stage where shapes are becoming more clearly defined, taking on a new personality. The process, always very meditative for me, is made more so by the patter of the rain I’m hearing on this late June day. I’m using a DMC 50 wt. cotton.
As the stitches are applied, a converation begins about the next layer of design. At this close viewing, the effects of the rice and salt are more completely appreciated. I want to enhance the primary design of the fern frond but I don’t want to lose the serendipitous secondary design achieved by the rice and salt treatment. Ahh, the chat continues.