Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Walk a Mile in His Shoes II

Size:  approx 20 3/4" x 21 1/2"

The title and theme for this piece came from a journal quilt that I did of the same name.  Imagine those tired out old hiking boots, or work boots and their owner that have seen better days!   This piece is more in depth, larger, and of finer quality than the first version.  Some of the materials and techniques that were used include:  procion dyeing for the background fabrics, wheat paste resist, rust dyeing for the boots, Tsukineko inks, deconstructive silk screening, bleach discharging, encrusting for the tree trunks, thread painting for the boots and branches, sheer fabrics for the background trees, foiling for the lettering, cheese cloth for the lichens, trapunto, free motion quilting, and oil stick paint.

Here is a close up of the boot and background, and branches:

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