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Fiber Wall Hanging

Created by Cindy Grisdela
"FingerPainting" is a cheerful play on lines and shapes with print fabrics. Anchored by the abstract cream flowers on a hot pink background, a variety of stripes and blocks dance across the surface, enhanced by a spiral and jigsaw puzzle stitching motif in variegated thread. Putting colors together intuitively, the artist use fabric the way a painter might use paint to engage viewers from a distance, yet invite a closer look. The piece is mounted on painted black canvas with a wire on the back for easy hanging.

Grisdela creates all her work in her studio overlooking a lake in Reston, VA. Each wall hanging is quilted individually using her domestic home sewing machine. The designs are stitched freehand, with no marking ahead of time and no computer program, just the artist drawing the designs with the machine's needle and thread. Each piece has the artist's signature stitched into the front in an unobtrusive spot.

Avoid hanging in direct sunlight. To remove dust, brush lightly with a lint roller.