Thursday, April 23, 2009
chard, kale and mustard leaves
Vegetable Leaf Table Topper, 2009, 13" x 36"
COLLECTION OF GRACE LYNCH
This lap project has accompanied me on many excursions since the holidays. Last weekend I finished up the hand stitching on the Clipper, coming home from a weekend in Victoria with my parents.
All the piecing is scissor-cut. I like the organic look that comes from the non-precise shapes.
To finish this project, I need to hem 20 dinner-sized napkins that are in the turquoise- and wine-colored vegetable leaf fabrics. Then I will ship the runner and napkin set to Grace Lynch in New Jersey—the guardian angel of my daughter, Victoria, at CIA . Grace has a humongous collection of Portuguese cabbage leaf china that she uses at family gatherings.
The ceramic dachshund was made for me by my daughter Vik in a high school art class.