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Tucked Away – Embroidered Photograph on Cotton

Peggy DeBell

$250.00

Photograph printed on cotton, quilted and hand embroidered by fiber artist, Peggy DeBell.
  • 11″ X 14″ (matted)
  • 3 layers
  • Made in NC

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Description

“I create one of a kind fabric compositions using my photos which I print on cotton, silk, linen and burlap using my inkjet printer.  Sometimes I print directly onto the fabric after backing it with paper so it will easily feed through the printer.  Other times, I incorporate collage elements, paint, and pre-coats made especially for inkjet printers, before printing.  After adding batting and backing to the print, I begin to quilt using both my sewing machine and hand embroidery.  Sometimes I add borders as in traditional quilt making.  Other times, I mat the finished pieces and have them framed.”

Peggy DeBell

I enjoy creating the unexpected from familiar scenes and everyday objects. A pasture with cows and a barn or a bygone building that I snap with my digital camera becomes a kaleidoscope of colors and textures printed onto cloth,then stitched and embellished by slow hands and a meditative spirit. I save aluminum pull off lids from Kozy Shack pudding and sew them onto a painter's drop cloth printed with computer manipulated scans of the tops arranged in geometric designs. Then I construct an elegant purse using pipe cleaners, recycled metal from a bag found at the Salvation Army, novelty trims, antique buttons and spend hours embroidering around the circular shapes with hand dyed pearl cotton. People who have lost beloved pets send me treasured photos that I transform into a pillow memorial that they can hug and still feel connected to that unconditional love. I follow my intuition when combining imagery and my heart to guide my hand when piecing, quilting, and embroidering. The result is a uniqueness that supercedes the original photos.                

Description

“I create one of a kind fabric compositions using my photos which I print on cotton, silk, linen and burlap using my inkjet printer.  Sometimes I print directly onto the fabric after backing it with paper so it will easily feed through the printer.  Other times, I incorporate collage elements, paint, and pre-coats made especially for inkjet printers, before printing.  After adding batting and backing to the print, I begin to quilt using both my sewing machine and hand embroidery.  Sometimes I add borders as in traditional quilt making.  Other times, I mat the finished pieces and have them framed.”

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