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Fussing and Fusing

I finished putting all the pieces on the design wall today. I kept standing back and checking  how my eyes moved around the piece and then I would rearrange or change a fabric. I love the colors in this. It makes me happy to work on this during this dreary month of February.

I took a photo and changed it to gray scale to check the values. Looks pretty good.

So, I carefully pulled it off the design wall and placed it on my ironing table and started fusing it. I dropped  my Panasonic iron  too many times and it has died. So, I was only able to tack the pieces with my sealing iron.

Tomorrow, I am heading down to Trinity early in the morning for a nuno felting class. So more fusing will have to wait until tomorrow afternoon.

I am feeling much better today. I had trouble getting out of bed, but I got dressed in leaving the house clothes instead of my sweats. I was talking to my wise daughter on the phone about how punky I was feeling. She reminded me that every one in Portland feels that way in February!! So I got out early and did food shopping for the rest of the week. I took a walk with Scooter and Mr C. And, then, I enjoyed a great afternoon in the studio.

6 Responses to “Fussing and Fusing”

  1. Sheila says:

    I really like the shibori in this piece – it’s an excellent use of it.

  2. rayna says:

    This looks great, Gerrie. Hope you’re feeling better by now – this thing we all have is spreading misery around the country. Do you think the blogisphere is responsible??

  3. Diane says:

    Glad you’re feeling better, Gerrie — I am loving the look of this. The colors and shibori textures are wonderful.

  4. Sandra Wyman says:

    Love this piece – especially the texture the shibori fabrics provides. And it’s not just Portland – even here in the UK I find it really difficult to drag myself away from the warm fire and keep wondering what’s wrong with me…

  5. Francoise says:

    Lovely. I like these purple (mauve?) pieces you’ve added. And all that green… Spring is coming.

  6. Jeannie says:

    The shibori circles are beautiful. I love your comment about putting on going out of the house clothes. It rang so true for this household. I think we are all getting tired of the gray skies. On a brighter note the crocus are starting to bloom on the southern exposure of our house – yea! Have a fun filled day.