Nellie"s Needles

Saturday, September 05, 2009

"Lofty" Work

Our older son was fascinated by the loft of all the bits and pieces layered on the prairie flower panel I was working on last evening. He got out the camera and snapped a few shots.
He had a hard time imagining how I know all these raised ... lofty ... floating pieces will look when they're flattened out with netting and lots of quilting.
Really, I don't know. However, after creating many pieces with my "ortwork" collage technique for a number of years, I have a pretty good idea what combinations will give the effect I'm after. This piece is now layered and pinned, so it's back to the machine work.


Beena said...

It looks so pretty, even before you put any netting on it! Glorious color and texture!

Heather said...

Your son's photos really give us an idea of how you build up the layers in your method of working. Such wonderful depth and textures. This 'halfway' state looks like a glorious abstract oilpainting.

Joyce said...

I'm amazed that you can tell from close up what it will look like from a distance. I guess practise makes perfect!

Virginia Wieringa said...

You continue to amaze me!