After the images were printed onto the raw silk and cotton, I used Mistyfuse to attach them to Timtex, fusing the backing onto each piece at the same time.
Made a quick trip to the library - in close proximity to my studio - to get a bird book to look at while I drew a raven for the base. He will be a surprise hidden on the bottom. I made the drawing on tissue paper, spray basted that to the fabric/Timtex sandwich, and stitched him with my sewing machine. On the lower right is the base, trimmed, ready to be edge finished with cording.
I had lots of mindless fun making the cording by zigzag stitching over multiple lengths of embroidery floss and other fibers.
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter walls finished with cording zigzagged to their raw edges. Before trimming and cording, I machine quilted each photo with simple wavy lines signifying rain.
A detail of Summer's roof. Have you guessed what I am building yet? Stay tuned in days ahead for more on this project.
Oh, before you go, I want to show you the banner with its fused design complete:
This work is now on the back burner until I get fall commitments met.