One of the things I rediscovered last weekend was some great rust-dyed cotton in my bin of hand-dyes. I'd been wanting some handwork for evenings, so embarked on a piece using these. The rusted marks seemed evocative of cave drawings and the colors spoke of golden cliffs. I've been stitching for the last several days while considering how to hang this. Now to see whether I can get the photos to come to the computer from my phone (I took the phone to the dealer yesterday to get its guts examined, and then had to reformat the email, so this is the first transmission from there to here.)
The photo makes it look a lot whiter than it really is, but you can see the excellent rust markings. I'm just doing simple, extemporaneous stitching with no particular plan in mind. The little guy holding the spear really appears in the rust; I just stitched on top of the image. The edges are all raveled and I'm going to leave them that way. The title, I think, will be "They were here before us".
Bobbe Shapiro Nolan, Fiber Artist in Eagle Lake, TX. Trying to learn to call the sewing room my studio, and myself an artist. I retired after 15 years in hospice nursing--so now I have the time!.