Artwork by Barbara McNaughton

In the Beginning

In the Beginning

29" x 28" ©2005

Working with fabric has always been soothing to my soul. I began my quilting experience twenty years ago using traditional blocks and a hand needle. Now I find myself making art quilts with a sewing machine! I often plan my piece only to find it takes on a life of its own and the finished product is nothing like I planned to make. I work mainly with cotton fabrics, using other products for embellishment. I hand dye and paint many of my fabrics. Texture is created with fibre & paint. Details are often crafted with special threads. My major interest at the present time is in exploring the illusion of depth by way of color and perspective. I am working with techniques and embellishment in landscapes as well as freehand drawing with the sewing machine. Fibre Art is my passion and through it I hope to show others that it can be an inspiring experience for both the artist and the viewer. 100% cotton fabrics, raw edge machine appliqué, machine quilted and embellished

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