This quilt came about as a result of a class I took with Dorothy Caldwell earlier this year. One of the exercises she had us do in class was to burn holes in organdy with an incense stick. At the time I thought I would never use this technique, but when I was organizing the class notes recently, I thought let's give it a try.
I started with a piece of white organdy then painted it gray. I used a piece of red/black fabric underneath and drew the lines I wanted with a fabric pencil. To get the holes, I lit some incense and held it up to the organdy. It turns out this is quite time consuming as the end of the incense falls off repeatedly. The piece didn't have enough contrast for me, so I added the yellow french knots. I made a few marks I didn't intend to, and just decided, as I think Dorothy would do, to make little x's through them. The close up below shows one of the unintended areas.
I love working with gray, and I need to remember to use it more often. Thanks for the great color choice Kirsten
Escaping the gray
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