Musings about what I do with my natural, compost, and rust dyed fabrics, ribbons, and fibers.
Kimberley, you might consider not actually finishing off the edges - I love the free, wild look of Nature in thise pieces - they are smallish - so why not mount either individually or as pairs or all together on the one mount. Consider either (1) on a corefoam mount just a bit smaller than each piece, with edge covered or painted to match the work; (2) sandwiched between two sheets of glass or perspex with corner clips holding this all together; (3) ditto, but with a toning fine enamelled frame around the edges of the two clear sheets - leaving the work looking as if it is floating free. A local framer might have more suggestions - don't neaten those edges off under any circumstances - and let us know how you resolve this, won't you?
Tis what I was thinking, thank you for reinforcing that thought! I made them with the idea of topo maps melded with actual imagery I've seen from the air. Well I'm sure I can come up with a more eloquent way of saying that, or at least a more artsy statement.
Kimberly, in the picture of the white one alone it is shown against a dark background. At first I thought the background was part of the quilt then realized it was not. Have you considered adding a wide dark border to the white one, assymetrical as it looks in the picture? I think Alison's suggestion #1 would be a great way to finish these.
Kimberly, I agree with Alison...the most I'd do to "finish" each piece is perhaps some straight stitching 1/8 - 1/4" from the edge, and that mainly to hold the quilting stitches. The "raw" look works wonderfully for these. Bindings on these would not be a good thing.
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