Ive long been dreaming about the lovely hoop art of the embroidery folks of the world. (Without any interest in becoming one!). I love the circular format and begin looking for a way to interpret this idea with my quilted, yarn couching art. The flamingo is glancing over her shoulder with a Fimo art eye. The yarn couching was completed in an initial layer, and then cut away, similar to quilted trapunto and re-layered for final quilting. In this way, elements of the bird are able to puff and be sculpted, while other spots are re-quilted to press them back. The quilting is a dense blended free motion quilting that I enjoy…and if you are interested in the patterns, can be found in my book, Quilted Texture from A to Zen.
For more information and a class on how to yarn couch on your domestic or longarm sewing machine, please visit the store and pick up a copy of my DVD or take the online class.