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.
I finally finished my mosaic lizard (iguana?). It still doesn't have a name - any ideas? This was a challenge piece with two friends to use a mosaic design. I haven't seem their contributions yet but I will post them too. I started by drawing a lizard in my sketch book, colouring it with pencil crayons, and dividing it into squares. Each square was to represent 1 inch. Then I prepared some fused fabrics and started laying them on a piece of black cotton. Once I had the shades I wanted, I ironed them down, added batting and backing and started quilting using 4 colours of thread throughout. Some of the pieces didn't fuse perfectly so I glued down the edges with a tacky glue which worked well with the cotton fabrics and didn't show through. I cut the backing a little bigger than the piece and used it for my binding. It was very freeing to take a bunch of one inch squares and just place them wherever. Click on photo for a close up view.
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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