"Fabric of the Univers e"(31” W x 26.5” T) is dedicated to the energy that loving people put out into the Universe. As their energy weaves and blends with others, an etheric fabric is created out past our planet. I hope that the smile that you generate when you read this description will add to the tapestry of Love that we all are creating.
The black on black beading is incredibly intricate, yet doesn’t photograph well. Even though I knew that that would be the case, I still liked the idea that a complicated pattern of beauty was being created. I find that to often be the case, that some of the most amazing things in life are only seen on close examination. Another facet of this piece that I particularly like are the shi-sha mirrors from India. They collect little pools of light and send them out into the room, much like the stars in the sky.
Most of my pieces are done without any sketches. I put the background fabric up on the wall in my studio, and then start putting up the other pieces of fabric, lace, netting, or whatever is called for in the piece. When all of the big shapes and colors are in place, I then sew them down. Next, the quilt sandwich is made, and then my favorite part begins. I have a huge collection of buttons and beads laid out in boxes and jars by colors. These objects are my “paint”, and I work with huge piles sitting around me from which to choose. Working from the largest shapes to the smallest, I finally end with the seed beads.
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