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 have finished my From a Book themed piece. In the end I decided to fashion it into a 3 dimensional book including both a front and back cover using stitches, glue and staples over a thick stretched canvas. The piece itself is the front cover. I added a bit of a frame top and bottom then wrapped it all over a piece of cardboard and glued it down, then I glued the cardboard down to the stretched canvas. There is only glue on the overlapping fabric not the piece itself.
As I mentioned before I machine stitched the words along the spine of the book using my letter capability on my machine.
For the pages, I machine stitched lines on a long piece of fabric then wrapped it round the 3 edges of the stretched canvas and glued and stapled it on. I plan to fashion a special label and place it on the back cover. Hoping to incorporate a rainbow.
If I had thought ahead, I would have made the front cover to open and placed a photo from The Wizard of Oz inside but that idea came too late. The construction part was challenging and it is not at all perfect but I am kind of proud that I was able to construct a 3 dimensional piece. Other than my goddess dolls, I believe this is the first 3D piece I have made.
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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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