Here in Central Florida Hurricane Matthew is now a thing of the past and life is getting back to normal. Although we were fortunate to suffer only minimal damage, it does take a few days to destress from a force of nature such as a hurricane, so I have to admit I’m way behind with work.
However with no power for three days I did manage to get some housecleaning done which took up a good day or two (I’d much rather sew than clean), and I also managed to finish stitching and framing the watercolor image that I printed onto fabric last week. I think it’s perfectly suited for this beautiful frame.
I’m drawn to the wabi sabi aesthetic of finding beauty in imperfection, so when creating textiles I deliberately choose to distress parts of the fabric such as leaving the edges raw and the stitches uneven. I can’t tell you how much more enjoyable sewing has become since I let go of the need to make all my stitches perfect.
I’ve mentioned before that Viva crackle paint works well on fabric, and one of the things that I like most about it is that you can sew on it easily and it doesn’t chip or flake too much.
And of course there is some beaded and stitched embellishment.