On Monday I blogged about a new smocked piece and showed the painted and quilted fabric. Today I'll share some finished shots after I smocked it.
Here's the finished piece. It's fairly large (and of course has to ship flat), finishing at 69" H x 44" W x 4" D. You always lose a lot when smocking. I decided to do the smocking on the diagonal which generated a parallelogram rather than a rectangle.
It was quite tricky to mount and hang because the top and bottom points don't line up (since it's a parallelogram and not a diamond), and I wanted the smocking lines to be vertical. I made a wooden frame for it which was challenging, and the piece mounts to it with velcro. Of course I didn't take any pictures of the back, and it's a pain to take down once it's hanging, so for now, only pictures of the front.
|Camp Cloud Rim, Summer 1991. C.2020, Shannon Conley, Photo Mike Cox 69" x 44" x 4"|