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The 3 x 3 Assemblage



I think this orientation has much more presence than the longer version. I have 6 stragglers. Not sure how to handle them. Maybe I will have some holes in the assemblage and add more pieces to the bottom. Now I have to figure out how to stitch this together. I am thinking of just tacking the corners together so that I don’t muddle it up with too much stitching. You can click on this image to see it larger.

I dyed some silk charmeuse with Prochem’s Silk Black using Paula Burch’s recommendation of soda ash soak and batching overnight. It is a nice dark charcoal color, but not black. I think I might try a vinegar soak next time.



For my drawing exercise, I have attempted to draw a lowly baking potato, 3 different ways. First with pencil.



Second, with ink.



And then with ink and watercolor pencil.



It was the same potato – sort of looks the same. I think there is some merit in redrawing the same object.

My SDA registration duties are slowing down just as my work for Trinity Arts Artist Among Us duties are gearing up. I never run out of things to do.

5 Responses to “The 3 x 3 Assemblage”

  1. Kay Sorensen says:

    If you rearrange a few pieces and make this 23 rows across you will only have two emmpty corners at the bottom…and you could make two more squares…one with yous name and one with the year.

  2. Connie Rose says:

    I love the 3×3 arrangement. Why not just have the six stragglers hanging off the bottom as in the photo?
    Re: dyeing black, it is recommended to use 3x as much dye to dye black. Some people routinely dye a second or third time if necessary.

  3. donaleen says:

    Oh that is so much better looking. I even like the little tabs… who says it has to be straight edged?

  4. Judy Morningstar says:

    Your little pieces are so impressive! What about if you put a black quilted piece behind the pieces, and then you are free to tack them wherever, and not necessarily straight.

  5. Nancy says:

    Why don’t you try alum with the silk?