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.
For the last 22 years I have been creating original fibre art, both hand and machine stitched. I create many hand embroidered pieces often with painted or felted backgrounds. I find inspiration in the natural world, in personal and political themes and from my imagination, and there is usually a story behind my pieces.
Small art, fibre art jewelry, journals, postcards, hoop art and ornaments are a big part of my fibre art journey.
I stitch full time and love learning about fibre and exhibiting, presenting to Guilds and selling my work. I learn from other artists, workshops, books, and fibre arts groups.
When I am not stitching I am spending time outdoors, writing songs and singing with our band, Local Colour.
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