17 May 2009
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For the second year in a row, I entered a fiber arts piece in our Recycled Art Exhibit.  This year, I pulled mostly non-cotton fabrics from my stash... some of these fabrics have been in my stash for close to 20 years!  I tore strips of the fabric, then mounted them onto a crinkle cloth backing and free-motion quilted the top, leaving the lower portion of the strips free to waft in the breeze.  Then I added some ribbon and beads to the mix and attached loops of satin cord.  Meanwhile, I found a beautifully twisted piece of wood in the woodpile, coated it with polyurathane to seal it, and added eye hooks and wire to the back.  I mounted the 'waterfall' to the wood using  the satin cords, and added one last feature: a beaded and embroidered butterfly I created about 15-20 years ago that has been languishing in a drawer.   Just goes to show... sooner or later, you'll find a use for that stash!   

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reginabdunn wrote
on 17 May 2009 4:52 PM

I think it is absolutely lovely. It really comes across as a fantasized waterfall. I like the wood, too. I'm going to start looking through our woodpile for pieces to use.

on 18 May 2009 7:01 AM


Krys2 wrote
on 18 May 2009 6:21 PM

mmm, the vertical design is fresh and very nice!  Thanks for sharing it with us.

Dale Kathryn wrote
on 8 Jun 2011 9:07 AM

A fabulous waterfall - and an excellent idea for a piece of driftwood that we gave our aunt over 50 years ago! Thanks for the inspiration!