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New Day

Fiber Wall Hanging

Created by Cindy Grisdela
"New Day" is a colorful piece put together improvisationally, kind of like a jigsaw puzzle. The artist chose a bright color palette and made the individual units, then arranged them on my design wall until she was happy with the result. The curved motif in the center reminded her of a sunrise, which is where the name came from.

This piece would be perfect in a narrow space that needs a splash of color. 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 a whimsical spiral and jigsaw puzzle motif-one of Grisdela's favorites. 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 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.

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