Feels like I've been stitching asphalt forever...but I'm done now!! I think it was about two years ago that I declared this piece finished. And then it hung on the studio wall waiting for a sleeve until it began to taunt me. It screamed at me. It wasn't finished it said. Do something! So I did. I took apart the finished edges and decided it needed its asphalt stitched. With thick metallic thread. That took a while, but that was exactly what it needed. And then it said it wanted to be wrapped around stretched canvas. So I did that too. And now it's really finished.
Presenting City Love Affair 3
First a few details...
|vintage lace curtain dipped in light gray blue dye, layered over vintage linen|
|machine stitched with dark blue thread and hand stitched with yellow silk|
|bits of paper deliberately left behind|
|walking on wet asphalt towards the light at the end of a tunnel|
And now for the whole...
|City Love Affair 3 ©Natalya Aikens|
Do you understand the need for asphalt stitching? Makes sense to me...