Dorothy has also done a series of much smaller, quite intimate pieces that are mounted onto dark felt and framed in matt black. These small works also manage to convey a sense of a large landscape – hills, lakes and meadows. The obsessive detailed hand stitching of the background contrasted with the large linear outline stitching is a beautiful and satisfying way of drawing with thread. The contrast forces you to really look at the stitch and picture the artist stitching away dreaming of the landscape! She has an amazing ability to convey a Large Idea into a small space.
A number of artists have become interested in the idea of mounting or framing work – some probably because of
I had made some very small quilts (with traditional binding) for the Showcase but I wanted to see if presenting them more like a painting – i.e. on a stiff base – would be something I could do..and, if I did, would it look good?
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