I've been so happy to have been inspired by secondhand saris for this series of what will be 40 nuno mosaic panels: altar cloths/table runners/garment pieces/wall hangings...
Here are some photos of two new ones...if you look back at my previous posting you can see how much has changed since the earliest "gathering stage", especially with the green one.
So far in the process I have started out being inspired by one or more pieces and colors inspired by the sari pieces and add many, yes, many other fabrics!
With the red and turquoise nuno mosaic, it was the heavily embroidered flowers piece-one large and two quite small on a red backing that attracted me; I was wanting to know how well they'd felt in and saw that the red backing didn't felt well but the embroidery seemed to do fine! There are a lot of wonderful contrasting textures..each piece a learning experience.
The green nuno mosaic includes lots of juxtaposed patterns, some sari pieces and some cotton pieces from a pillow cover backing that I got in India when I was 23 and believe that makes this vintage and repurposed.
More soon to include some of the stories and connections that find their way into each of these.