I don't have any new fiber to share yet, but that doesn't mean I have been sitting around slacking! I have been super busy working on other projects and thinking about some projects that I should finaly get off my rear and finish.
I have also pulled out a project that I started on last year. I ADORE Japanese art and when I found a Lonni Rossi panel titled Ginkgo Godesses in a quilt shop, I had to have it right then! There are three godesses per panel, so I decided to give each one the atributes of an element. I dug through my hand dyed fabric stash and gave them each a beautiful new kimono and a sparkly crown. I even fussy cut out some foliage for their Ginkgo accessories. There are bigger images over at my Flickr
And Here is how each of them looks now.
I traced and cut all the pieces out, then appliqued them onto the original panel. On Wind I went over the seams with a black pen to hide the white spaces peeking out from between the pieces and to add back in the lines in the folds. I haven't done that yet on the other two. I am thinking of doing some hand embroidery to embelish them a bit more before they are done. They will eventualy have a narow red border and a wide black border added to the outside edges to frame them for becoming wall hangings. I am going to purchase another one of these panels, plus some Geisha panels that are being released this spring for some further experamentation ;D