Wrought Iron (2014)

Wrought Iron, 7 1/2″ x 9 1/2″, Rayon on cotton, from the series, Visions of Spain & Metalworks. © 2014 Joni Beach

Everywhere you look in Spain, you will see very old (and new) black, wrought-ironwork…wonderful ornate lamppost, large black gates, and rose-covered balconies! It is found in the Plaza Mayor (or town square), at the Royal Palace courtyard, or along the quiet, tree-lined streets on majestic gates…and the heavy door handles on large wooden doors!

In this small wholecloth, quilted piece, a sketch of a typical Spanish design is done in thread by free-motion, machine work vs by hand drawing, pencil on paper~the design is “sketched” using rayon thread and the machine on a single piece of fabric (which was layered with batting and a backing fabric),   Using different metallic type fabrics, I have created designs to resemble metalwork. This piece is also part of the Metalworks series.

A hanging sleeve is added to the back for displaying. As a Free Bonus gift, a small slat with two holes is included (Can be hung with 2 pins or small nails~not included).
Other options for displaying textiles pieces include shadow box frames or mounting on canvas. Professional framers, experienced with preserving and displaying textiles, can be helpful with these and other presentation  ideas. (Canvas is not included, for display only.)
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