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Fiber Wall Hanging

Created by Cindy Grisdela
Bright stripes glow against a gray background. Lighter gray in the center creates a feeling of depth in the composition. 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. Stitching lines add texture with wavy lines and bubbles in variegated gray thread. 20 x 16 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 in her head with the machine's needle and thread. Each piece has her signature stitched into the front in an unobtrusive spot.

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

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