Mixed media: fiber and needlepoint canvas stitched to painted stretched canvas, embroidered
Completed: May 2014
Canvas size: 15″ x 10″
Custom, black shadowbox frame: 20″ x 15″ x 1.75″ deep
The stitched threads look tweedy because flecks of acrylic paint adhere to the threads when I de-strand them. These tiny flecks provide random textures which give my pieces a unique character. Once I use a batch of painted threads, they can never be reproduced.