I'm excited to announce that my piece has been selected to travel with a select group from the Sacred Threads 2013 collection!
The group will travel the Mancuso Show circuit in 2014!
I'm honored to have been considered & thrilled that work will travel with such a unique and powerful exhibit!
Gates of Heaven & Hell
note: the entrance to hell is a^^ bit more open that the heaven side :P
The binding on the heaven side is all black. The binding on the hell side is all white, around the bottom area it didn't look good; too boxed in so I took my fancy fabric marker and just drew out or carried the design fully to the edges. I was so impressed with myself for thirty seconds, then I only wished I could have done the white on the heaven side... note to self; much easier to get black onto a white surface that true white onto a black surface...
yes; those are fishnet stockings, I covered them in smokey tulle so they are flush.
The Raven is made of PVC material. I had to cover it in Solvy's water soluble stabilizer in order to quilt the feathers. The finished bird looks almost like leather.
BTW: The question I'm most asked is 'What is PVC material?'
It is used for outfits like this
I also used it on my Steampunk Cyborg kitteh.
You will need a water soluable stablizer if you wish to free motion quilt(or machine stitch it at all) over it to prevent your presser foot from sticking.
I use this one
Here's a shot my friend Teri took at the show for me:
I'm so totally stoked!