“The River is Wide. The River is Deep”. That’s the name that I came up with for this little composition after adding the blue streaky batik along the bottom edge. It was a lot simpler a couple of weeks ago. Then a friend decided to buy it as a wedding gift. We brainstormed about improvements, and then I spent a couple of weeks with it in my rotation of hand sewing. I really like the idea of a deep and wide river as an emblem for a couple starting out.
I also like the way the little button adds a sense of friendliness to the structure. New eaves of red were added at the last, for interest. Moon went from a sliver to a sliver embracing a full outline.
The couple will be married in the Redwoods, so the twig seemed an appropriate means for hanging.
The front orange fabric hadn’t been tacked down yet, so I could tuck the front of the tabs under. For the back side, I stitched a strip of cotton to hide the tab ends.
I didn’t see a place for a stitched signature, and the felt would not take ink, so I signed on the tab-cover.
I am almost finished with a piece I am calling “Storm”, as well.
A light heart lives long.