Juanita Sauve Art Quilts: With fabric and paints I capture landscapes, people and ideas, designing colourful, one-of-a-kind hand-stitched wall hangings. Inspiration is everywhere around us. My work tells a story - about me, about my world, and my ideas and values.
This time I started with a photo of trees in my favourite forest - the Greenbelt. Around it I stitched rectangles of fabric representing grass, trees and brush, and a pathway. I painted several larger trees on lutrador with Tsukeniko inks, caran d'ache crayons and fabrico markers, cut them out and fused them on. I used shiva paintstiks for the sunlight. Then I mounted this inside the back of a stretched canvas and glued fabric over the edges. Four fabric squares in the corners completed the piece. I've never done anything like this before and it was a fun project. The grid shows up in the background and the central photo but I wouldn't call it a true grid composition. It was fun to do - not a lot of stitching involved.
You can see my work at juanitasauvefibreart on Instagram.
It was when I was working as a social worker that I began quilting. For the last 20 years I have been creating art quilts, mostly stitched by hand. Recently I have added machine stitching to some of my pieces. I still love hand stitching and create many hand embroidered pieces often with painted backgrounds. I find inspiration in the natural world and there is usually a story behind the inspiration for my pieces.
I now stitch full time and love learning about fibre and exhibiting, and selling my work. I learn from other artists, workshops, quilting magazines and books, fibre arts groups, and friendly challenges. Visit my website at www.juanitasauveartquilts.com and my shop JuanitaSauveFibreArtonEtsy All photos and artwork on this site are the sole property of the site owner/ copyrighted by the author and not to be copied or reproduced without my permission. Enjoy your visit!