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Bamboo Fence


I decided that the best presentation for this piece was to wrap it around stretcher bars. Finished, it measures 12 X 24 inches. I faced the bamboo with a piece of turquoise fabric to give it more stability for stretching over the frame. I like the hint of turquoise showing through the burlap. I have only tacked it so that I could take a photo. I have to do a tighter stretch. I like how it looks and am anxious to move on to something else.

Here is a closeup:


This morning I wanted to print out a bamboo graphic so that I could make a thermofax screen. Oh, oh! I haven’t printed anything since I got my new Intel inside Mini Mac. It took me until mid-afternoon to finally get the new drivers installed and the computer to recognize the printers. It requires a restarting the computer, unplugging the printers, saying several curse words and eating chocolate to get everything to work nicely together.

Here is the result, once I got the printer to work. This is a test on muslin.


I am going to use this image to make some small simple quilts, combining the bamboo image with some antique Japanese textiles.

3 Responses to “Bamboo Fence”

  1. Kathie says:

    I’m glad to know that chocolate works so well for you. I’m going to have a new computer to get all organized and I’d better lay in a good supply of Dove bars to ensure that things go smoothly.

    Your new piece looks super and the printing turned out very well.

    I can’t wait till I’m retired and can have fun like this too!

  2. terry grant says:

    I can’t wait to see this. I hope you are bringing it on Thursday!

  3. dee says:

    I love the Bamboo piece-beautifully done Gerrie. Of course it was the chocolate that made everything work well on the thermofax. I think I can do that!