Thursday, December 15, 2016

Infinite Voices

"Infinite Voices" (21"x21") Copyright 2016 by Susan Brubaker Knapp.
Cotton fabric, cotton thread, cotton batting, polyester interfacing.
Raw-edge appliqué, free-motion machine quilted.

I've been playing with circles lately. The piece above is called “Infinite Voices,” and is inspired by this quote by Malala Yousafzai: “We must tell girls their voices are important.” I envisioned the circles as individuals, and the circular stitching as female voices, all shouting out to be heard. Many beautiful voices, all different.

Here is a detail shot showing the stitching:



This photo shows the piece in progress, shooting down from above my sewing machine:


I also made this three-dimensional piece, using acrylic felt as a base, then melting away some of the stitched circles.

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