Oh how I love this combination of applique and trapunto. I wasn’t sure what to call it: double trapunto? Trapplique? It’s not a technique I’d seen before, but I’m sure others have done it because it’s obvious. Anyway, this technique is for me.

Hippie Hand

This is actually a test for a larger piece I’m making for my wall. It’s in the Hippie craft tradition I so admired in my youth, so pardon the Orientalism – it’s an integral part of American Hippiedom. The pattern on the hand is based on mehendi, the spirally flames on Tibetan art, and the eye in the palm of the hand is plain ol’ Hippie mysticism. Continue reading “Trapplique!”