Cross Stitch Grid
I’ve been looking at the photos I have of old work and taking fresh photos of some of them. When I pulled this textile piece out, I was amazed first at how much larger it was than I remembered it…18″ square. I hadn’t remembered that I put a sleeve on the top back so I could hang it either. I did this at least 5 years ago when I thinking a lot about grid-based art. I had some gingham fabric and I took one of my colored pencil grid experiments and tried to recreate the effects of crossing colors. Then I put batting and a backing and lightly quilted a couple squares to give it more texture.
Like so much I do, it was an idea I had, but I never did anything else to develop the idea further. I like it though; I found a hanger and put it on the wall to remind me to think about it at least, as I seem to be back to doing some grids.
I did photos on both black and white, but the white shows the true colors much better.