Peacock feather surface design

Tonight I am working on this:

This piece is so textured! I wanted to manipulate the fabric, add dimension. Antique lace, silks, satins, batiks, paint, beads, sequins and thread… all layered, fused, sewn, layered.
Right now I’m inspired by natural things that I can hold in my hand, organic shapes and texture, against snippets of fabric and paint. Feathers, leaves, acorns. I’m going to make some wall hangings based on these objects. Free flowing, working directly from life. I may make a pictorial quilt based on this textile design. Perhaps a woman will wear a dress fashioned out of this fabric?