Thursday, January 29, 2009

Bird's nest

Light jacket 6. This is the bottom part of the textile used on the green bottle (see post below). It was starting to look like a bird's nest, so I cut the top of the textile and let it slump to the center. I'm finding I prefer using lots of gesso. It lends a grittiness that contrasts with the softness of the fibers, and keeps the cheese cloth from having a cotton candy-like quality.

Tea-dyed burlap fiber, cotton cheesecloth, knotted button thread, various scrap threads from previous projects, gesso.

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