Production Method:After the initial design is chosen, size and shape of the finished piece are determined and I create a wooden stretch-frame using a miter saw. Choosing the background fabric is next; overlay fabrics and threads to be used for the design are then laid out and the stitching begun. Layers of sheer fabrics make up the bulk of the colors, but free-form stitches create accents and details. Working from the back to the front leaves remnants of loose threads and knots to be seen, so a cloth backing covers the back when the work is done for a clean, finished look. Last, I make another finish-frame, stain or paint and seal it, and fasten the stretch-frame into place. A hanger is affixed to the back and it's ready to hang in its new home.
Number Of Pieces:1
Northwest Coast Native Americans revere The Whale - a symbol of power and strength. This work honors their particularly beautiful style of art, staying true to the traditional black, white and red motiffs used throughout the west coast from Washington State northward. Hundreds of French knots, wound one at a time, make up this entire design. + Size: 13 inches square, complete with simple, black 1/2" hemlock frame and hanger. + A beautiful addition to any collection of Native Art, celebrating both traditional and contemporary artistic styles.
"Whale" -- French Knot Fiber Art- B07CLG68RM