November 23, 2012

Earth

Earth (c) 2012 Kit Lang 

I can actually see this being part of a tryptch - "Earth", "Sky" and "Sea" - but I'll have to pick up some velvet in a appropriate colours.

But to get back to this one. This piece was originally conceived as a way to work on improving my quilting skills - and choosing high-pile silk velvet was a really smart way to do it!


Each individual circle or line or swoop had to be gone over a minimum of 3 times, in some cases, five times in order for it to show up in the pile.  I must confess that by the time I got to the last 1/4 of the piece, I wasn't being so careful anymore, I just wanted to get it done!

Earth (c) 2012 Kit Lang  - close up, top

I initially chose the coppery brown velvet for no other reason than that it went well with my hand dyes (one of which was from my very first adventure in marbling fabric); but as I quilted I thought about our earth, and what we have done to it (Sandy's ferocity and breadth being the most recent, dramatic evidence); and the blood-mixed-with earth colour seemed entirely appropriate. 

Earth (c) 2012 Kit Lang  - close up, top
However!

It's Thanksgiving weekend for my American friends, so I say, I am thankful for all of you:  Americans, Canadians, Europeans, Australians, Asians and the two of you who come from South America on a regular basis. :)

Thank you -  all of you, for spending time throughout the year with me.

See you on Monday with something new!

Kit 120

4 comments:

  1. Kit - it's a pleasure to follow your blog. I always look forward to the next installment. H xx

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  2. Oh yes, I remember that feeling of "I just want it to be done, ok ????" ... but it was worth the effort! Your piece reminds me a bit of the work by Alicia Merrett - just because it reminds me of a map ;-))

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  3. I love your spirit Kit and thanks for being my "friend" too. Can't wait to meet FTF this spring.

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  4. Hope youve had a great time over Thanksgiving.
    Thats a smashing rich background colour and a lovely design combination within.

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