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the various and sundry creations of sylvus tarn
Olive Wall Hanging,
or yes, it's really supposed to be abstract

When I made a bunch of stockings in 2006, I had to streamline my approach; also, I made enough to get [back] into messing about with beads and thread. These wall hangings are the result of the stockings (not to mention my tendancy to collect bits and pieces—fabric and yarn especially.)

wall hanging. silk, cotton, other fabric; thread—metallic, cotton, nylon, other; beads: lampwork, czech pressed, seed, semi-precious, including rainforest, picture and leopardskin jaspers, unakite, peridot, and what is probably onyx; stringing cable and steel mandrel. Oh, and archival ink (the brown curliQs).

Techniques include freestyle machine and hand embroidery; also bead embroidery, drawing, and of course, lampwork—artist-made beads range from roughly 8–20mm hole to hole and are embroidered both on the piece and strung as well.

closeup: this is my favorite photo—I love the way this dottie is showcased with the angle and short depth of field.


Another favorite shot. Bead embroidery is so much fun!


The same piece, shot in a light cube.


photos 20jan09, file 23apr09. Additional photos are in the etsy listing.