Wednesday, January 14, 2015

An Experiment

detail of Young Man

I've been experimenting--making fabric of used tea bags to stitch. I love the idea of it's fragility yet strength & the marks the captured tea makes upon the paper container. Tea bag paper can generally withstand more abuse & water than normal paper. I like the way no tea bag is alike, as the subject matter I stitch--each of us is unique & special.

These are some pieces still in process, but I'm liking the ability to stitch on paper of a sort. I'm hoping to create a new body of work using this material & concept, as well as trying fine, transparent papers.

Young Man