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 had used two ply yarn because I didn't have any fancy curly stuff in that colour and I wanted her to be a redhead. Then I unwound each strand to make it curl......if there was an easier way I wish someone would let me know. But in the end I loved the result. Her hair really puffs out. For the next girl I gave some shaggy bangs. I used silk threads for her hair but maybe that was a mistake because it does shed a bit and the hair looked a little thin and limp so.....
I braided in some hair extensions in different colours. There is one at the front as well.
And I guess I forgot to mention in my last post that the backs of the dolls are all different patterned fabric. So here is a back view.
Now on to making more pins. This time I'll take photos as I go.
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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