Text in Fiber—Journey to an exhibition
My fiber arts group, MFAA (Midwest Fiber Art Alliance), has a current exhibition called “Text”ure.
Here’s a journaling of my design process.
I always start later than I should. It’s usually because I just can’t get it together until the pressure starts to hit me. So this time, I’m working on 3 different exhibits. They’re at different stages and will be part of a series. Two of the later exhibits are juried, so we’ll see what happens.
My thoughts on this project are isolated, untested, and I just don’t have a feel for how it will turn out.
If I don’t move forward, then I’m going nowhere, and that’s not an option.
I’m working on a tree. I cut it out of brown craft paper. One step, one concept at a time.
Sometimes, working in a series helps. I have the tree for the second piece on my design wall next to the first. The third piece will not have a tree in it.
Fabrics have been pulled for the background strata. A piece of 1” fusible pellon grid was cut to use underneath the background.
I’m photographing my work with my phone as I go along. I’d like to have this done in a month, but that’s not going to happen. This piece was finally finished 5/24/16.
There’s frustration at every step. Here’s a list:
At first, fleeting ideas
3 steps forward and 2 back
Design finished (as I worked on the piece)
Almost there on piece #1