"Improvisations in Color" 2012 Cindy Grisdela

I’m pleased to announce my “Improvisations in Color” solo show is up in the main conference room at the Great Falls library.

The show runs through June 30, 2012 and includes 25 recent wall hangings.

Using improvisational techniques, I created abstract designs for this work using only solid colors–no patterns. The solid colors mean that the color and line is the main focus of each composition. They also provide a vibrant ground for me to add rich texture with quilting stitches using a variety of motifs.  All of my work is pieced directly on the machine and the textural lines are added freehand, so no two pieces are ever exactly alike.

'Improvisations in Color" 2012 Cindy Grisdela

It’s always a thrill to see my work all in one place–it really showcases how fiber art looks on the wall and helps create a warm and inviting atmosphere to the space.

I hope you’ll have a chance to stop by and see for yourself!

The Great Falls library is located at 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA. Hours are 10 AM – 6 PM Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1 PM – 9 PM Tuesday and Thursday, 10 AM – 5 PM Saturday, closed Sunday.

Also, I just published a new newsletter that focuses on how I add texture to my work with stitching. You can see the newsletter by clicking on the link on the right side toolbar, and you can sign up to receive it in your inbox each month too.