Sea Glass

March 9, 2022
textile art stitched orange and yellow fabric with green sea glass attached with beads
Original Artwork; Sea Glass
6.5“ x 6.5″ mounted
dyed, stitched, beaded
Available in my shop HERE

Some memories are too good to keep locked away in a drawer and finding sea glass (it seems rare here in NC) is one of them.  Each of the sea green bits is stitched onto this sweet little textile piece with a simple beaded brick stitch.

The playful colors remind me of the brightly colored houses along Carolina Beach. I live in suburbia where everything is a soul-sucking beige so these colors bring me a lot of joy. I created branched fringes hanging from each piece, tying the glass to the idea of ocean seaweed in all its organic glory.

I tried something a little different with this piece, it’s mounted on a wooden box board made for encaustics. The mount doesn’t show as the artwork is a bit larger than the board. It holds this little gem just far enough out from the wall to give it a shadow, a little depth, more of a “presence.” (You can learn this and many other ways to professionally present your textile art in my online class, Picture It Framed.)

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    Patti Maxwell
    March 13, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    A creative (and beautiful) way to make use of sea glass. Very cool!

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