Thursday, February 10, 2011
"Pirate Circus" is one of my Battle Banners series (two in the cloth, the rest still on paper).
A whopping 78"x58", it's constructed quite traditionally - machine pieced, hand dyed cotton muslin and damasks over a lightweight cotton batting and backing and then machine quilted. It was painted with both Setacolor and Jacquard textile paints.
I did a good job documenting the progress on this piece mostly due to the fact that most of the work had to take place outside on the dye deck. Natural lights always makes for good pictures. There are lots.
Here are all the links I could find regarding it's history, in order of appearance: