She Laughs Without Fear of the Future

MarveLes Art Studios Blogs, Mixing It Up 15 Comments

Perhaps you saw this little piece of fabric paper from my post: “A Wrinkle In Time” a few weeks ago.  The bottom edge may seem wavy, but it’s perfectly flat; it just curves, as the shadow is misleading.

Proverbs 31:25 
“She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.”

This is my favorite embellishment – the flower motif, patiently cut from a batik fabric. It has silver GLITTER thread, and then I added a bit of silver shimmer with paint.
This is the yarn I used from my stash, which I felt added a bit more impact to the overall look of this piece; adding a little more depth of color and definition to the piece.

Close-up of the couched ‘flat yarn’ which I did with just my patchwork #37 foot as it was so narrow.

Not a great night for pics, but I do really like the flower in the top left corner, and left it ‘off the edge’ so to speak, so the piece is not squarely shaped, and perhaps… it’s a bit more interesting, huh? 

After the first stitching (King Tut thread), I decided the words didn’t ‘pack enough punch’ for my taste.  So I stitched it again.  This is fairly difficult to do. I generally don’t like to ‘follow lines’ — I like the freedom of creating the letter styles as they come out; a definite  challenge to repeat over the same lines, and I had a concern for how the needle would pierce the paper fabric too much, or in other words – make a big hole in the stitching line.

It held up pretty well.  This lettering I love to do with stitch will evolve, as I will be contemplating ways to do it… creatively, and differently!

Have a terrific FRIDAY!  Yay for a three day weekend! 


Leslie

Comments 15

  1. fantastic! I don't do quilts and I imagine this must be awfully hard to do! But I love that you are able to make scripture come alive through the sewing machine! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

  2. I do love this scripture – I like giving something made with it to Brides-to-be….you are so brave just taking off and sewing those letters…your piece is wonderful!

  3. What a beautiful work of art! I love the colors you chose, the flowers, and the gorgeous stitching! And I love the scripture…… Proverbs 31 I a favorite of mine! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Amy

  4. I definitely like the different shape and the flowers that you added, especially the one in the top left corner.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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