Girl on the Slide

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Girl on the Slide
24 in
40 in
0 in
Photo Credit
Joan Sowada
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This artwork represents one of my earliest pictoral applique pieces from the 1980's. Each edge was sewn down using a zig zag stitch and the flannel clouds were stuffed from behind (trapunto tecnique). I used a shiny fabric for the slide and nubby fabric for the field. There is hand embroidery around the small figures and parts of the tree. Even though this piece has simple elements, I think that it captures the look of the spring sky in Wyoming very well. For that reason, it was well received by the local audience.
a wide variety of fabric scraps of the times.
machine applique, hand embroidery, trapunto. This piece is stretched over strecher bars and hung on the wall like a painting.

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