Susan Lenz

The "Strata Series" was inspired by the cross-sectional profiles of the earth. The resulting series was worked on water-soluble fabric in free motion machine embroidery. The series was SHORT LIVED. Thus, this blog is a place to BURY blog the cross-sectional profiles. It functions as a support area for my "main" blog which is Art in Stitches by Susan Lenz.

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Death of Desire


 The Death of Desire

28” x 41”

On Halloween weekend in 2011 I was given permission to make crayon-on-fabric grave rubbings in Charleston’s Circular Churchyard, a place otherwise prohibiting this activity.  It was an honor.  I spent most of the day creating a very large, whole-cloth quilt using almost every suitable stone available.  The resulting work was accepted into Quilt National 2013 and has recently finished touring with that show.  Yet, I had more silk fabric.  Late in the afternoon I made this grave rubbing from my very favorite marker. The name of the woman buried under it is Desire Peronneau. She died in 1740.  I also used my very favorite thread for the self-guided, free-motion machine embroidery, King Tut’s Cedar, #983.  The hand seed-stitched background, however, took ages longer than the machine work


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