Cobalt Blue Challenge Piece
Back in the winter of 2011 my friend and I went on the hunt for a few quilters that wanted to come together to challenge one another to grow as fiber artists. Through the process, we each learned new techniques and ways of expressing that creativity. The Creative Conglomeration – CC for short is still meeting and has grown not only in size but, in our ability to meet over great distances through Skype, an internet video medium.
The first challenge given by Creative Conglomeration was “Cobalt” and the following is my interpretation of the challenge.
In this picture it’s easy to see the petals are dimensional, that was achieved with fusible web between to pieces of cotton fabric.
Later, I used spray dye to achieve deeper shades and shadows on the petals. Then, enjoyed thread play to show veining on the petals with a bit of twisted, dyed yarn and beading in the center of the flower.