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Art Show: Tapestry: Storytelling in Fibreart

Morgaine, Summoning the Boat

by Wendy L Feldmann

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Art: Morgaine, Summoning the Boat by Artist Wendy L Feldmann
Morgaine, raising her hands with power flowing, mysteriously summons the swan boat to her, across the lake of Avalon...

Collage of cotton fabrics, free-motion quilted with Madeira rayon thread; Glass beads, pearls, hematite beads; Hand dyed Mohair locks; a few strands of yarn; Polyester batting.

Having read Marion Zimmer Bradley's book "Mists of Avalon" many times, I was inspired by the image of Morgaine standing on the shores of the lake, her hands uplifted, summoning the boat with her mystical powers.

Her face and hands were first embroidered with the machine (without sketching first!) and then colored with Prismacolor pencils. Her hair is created from locks of hand-dyed mohair, some yarn, with beads, pearls, and the occasional hematite star bead.

This is the first time I have really incorporated beadwork into my quilting, and I am HOOKED! LOL! I wish the photo could actually show just how deliciously textural this piece is! It positively glitters!

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Detail of Morgaine's face and hair

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Detail of the Swan Boat

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Detail of the Willow Tree


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