Ariel’s Song

dj Bennett

Machine embroidery: fabric collage, heat transfer shells, net & sheers Ariel was a magical spirit of air and sea from Shakespeare’s The Tempest. This is his song: Full fathom five my father lies; of his bones are coral made, Those are pearls that were his eyes. Nothing of him that doth fade but suffers aContinue reading “Ariel’s Song

dj Bennett

Elemental Box

dj Bennett

Machine embroidery, fabric collage The ancients believed the world was composed of four elements: earth, air (wind), fire, and water. This box was done a few years ago as a teaching aid for a Story Box Workshop, where boxes suggesting specific stories were made from tuna fish cans. This was the only one I everContinue reading “Elemental Box

dj Bennett

Variations on a Container

dj Bennett

Iron-on fabric, machine embroidery; variation on a workshop project Four sides, bottom & bottom lining— machine embroidery, couching; free-form top with weighted

Dazzle of Dragonflies

dj Bennett

Paint, machine embroidery, found objects, 3-D stuffed dragonfly. I love dragonflies – symbols of hope and resurrection; I designed this collar to accommodate a collection of pins; the large fabric dragonfly is my own soft sculpture.