Wednesday 2 October 2013

Dyed Trees


This piece measures 64 inches wide and 26 inches in height.
The size was determined by the space in the client's home, she specifically wanted a 'painting' to hang over her bed.  All she asked for was trees, and left the rest up to me.

Detail:  I worked in layers with procion MX dyes.  The layers were painted on with brushes. I created the resists with masking tape (for the trunks and the clouds).

After the dyes were set and dried, I added details with free motion machine stitching. I deliberately did not add batting and quilt since this was intended to be a painting.  I added stabiliser to the back to support the stitching.

Since this piece was so wide, it was a challenge to photograph well in its entirety, so I took another photo that is cropped.

my friend enjoying tranquility
This work was inspired by the views of the from my beloved cottage in the woods. This is a photo of my niece exploring.


  1. Hi Daniela,
    Love this work! You captured the feel of the woods beautifully.

    1. Thanks so much Shulamit, from you, this is high praise indeed!