America the Beautiful: The Fiber of our Heart
This show is running at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts in Palmer Lake, Colorado through July 29.
The highlight of the show is the America the Beautiful tapestry done by the Embroiderers' Guild of America.
There is also a show of local Needle and Fiber Art. I have 2 pieces dispalyed. One is Postcards from Colorado that I did several years ago. The second piece was done for this show. I had just finished the Striped Heart and wanted to play more with the technique. Instead of a shape I wanted to do a bigger picture.
Here is the picture I selected. It was taken during an April day in the Garden of the Gods. It is not Pikes Peak, but the peak is nearby.
The picture has the sky, mountains, plains and grains (sort of) to fit the America the Beautiful lyrics.
I recreated the picture using the same stripes of wool as the heart (in different colors) and lots of different flosses,stitches and beads.
If you look at the center of the top picture you will see that my mountains did make it into the exhibit.
I had a great time stitching this piece. If I hadn't made the heart then I wouldn't have had this idea. I still have more wool and I suspect I'll be making more landscapes or ornaments or something else.