Catherine Whall Smith . . . is bringing the “OUTDOORS” inspiration “INDOORS”!

My many “Tying Up the Hay” pieces – abstract and pictorial – all start with a simple bale or round of Hay. “Tying Up the Hay #9” shown below right – created “indoors” in my studio, took some of it’s inspiration from my “outdoors” photo on the left.


During the many years of hand quilting my Fiber Art, I came up with a simple way to hand quilt each piece. Using a 14 inch hoop – the 3 layers are held together with the back of the quilt on the top surface as shown below left and right. By hand stitching along the printed lines, or the spaces between, I do not need to draw any pencil lines on the piece.


A very “simple solution” that has served me well.  Kind of like wearing a mask – a “simple solution” that will serve you well and have a powerful affect. .  .  . So what inspires YOU!

NOTE:  How long does COVID-19 remain in the air?  Aerosolized corona virus can remain in the air for up to three hours.  Aerosols are emitted by a person infected with corona virus — even one with no symptoms — when they talk, breathe, cough, or sneeze. Another person can breathe in these aerosols and become infected with the virus.  Stay Safe . . . Wear A Mask .  .  . Smith Stitch Studio!  

About Catherine Whall Smith

Fiber Artist working with contemporary textiles.
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