I was lucky this weekend to attend a Folk Art Market where there were many things to give me inspiration when stitching. The colors, the textures and the unique styles that are used in these art forms were amazing.
This is an Arpillera, a three dimensional appliquéd picture that tells the story of life in Peru. This one is a market scene. i just finished a piece where I padded from the back which gives the impression of applique. There will be an article in the newsletter on this technique. For you sugar skull collectors ,here are some pictures you will enjoy.
I can just see using these designs on the following canvases with ribbons, beads ,and metallic threads.