I went to a gallery today that had the work of Deidra Scherer. Her portraits of the elderly made of fabric and thread are wonderful! Her website is here if you want more information on her. A very talented artist.
This one reminds me of my beloved grandmother.
Her thread work is simply zig zag. Nothing fancy and the fabrics ordinary thrift shop stuff.
It just goes to show you that one does not need to have expensive batiks or hand dyes to make something worth looking at and admiring.
She doesn't quilt her pieces, they are left with the edges raw - matted and framed.
I would never thought to use these fabrics but they total work with these faces.
Truly an inspiration