There are three focus scarves, two in the front and one in the back. These three scarves are machine embroidered with the same scallop stitch as the top central piece. Two yellow scarves are situated in either side and these scarves mimic the curved sequins work from the circular top piece. The scarves were then pinned to the circular top piece and stitched. I purchased double bias tape, but the manufactured yellow tape seemed foreign and out of place against the yellow of the fabric. This led me to create my own double bias tape in the same fabric as the central yellow circle. This helped give the piece another layer of continuity.
Threads, sequins, beads, fusible web, cotton and synthetic fabric.
Bead and sequin embroidery, machine embroidery, hand embroidery, reverse appliqué, strip piecing, beaded fringe, handmade double bias stripping, machine stippling and stitching.
Perhaps my name, cathleen margaret, and Ocha name, Ala Ofun, will survive as well. If not, I’ll know and more importantly Òrìsà will.
Creating art for Òrìsà bring blessings for life and beyond. This is my legacy.