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Fiber Wall Hanging

Created by Cindy Grisdela
"Flora" is an abstract plant design in gold, raisin, and blue with a hint of coral for contrast. Putting colors together intuitively, the artist uses fabric the way a painter might use paint to engage viewers from a distance, yet invite a closer look. Design pieced from cotton fabric and mounted on painted black canvas for easy hanging. Stitching lines add texture with simple vertical lines to contrast with the curves.

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.