30" x 24" (76 cm x 61 cm)
Snowy Egret is a fabric art collage, designed from a photo I took hiking at the bird sanctuary near Cape May, NJ.
The egret is raw silk in white, cream, ecru, yellow, gold, silver and black. The edges are satin stitched, with free-motion thread-painting bringing contour to the body and feathers. A layer of organic cotton batting gives the stitchwork greater texture.
The background is cotton batik and print fabrics, with free-motion stitching in blue and teal variegated color thread.
The cotton batik border is gallery wrapped on a canvas frame, wired for hanging.
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