This is 1 of 3 in the Weaving Poetics. Its entitled Lena Bell. I'm using hand-dyes by Helene Davis as a back drop for the scrapbook style quilts. The backdrop is sparsely quilted which I'll change for the next one. I thought about stretching it around a canvas frame which was an idea I picked up over the summer from Joanne Weiss, but decided against that one,...then I thought about sewing all 3 together like a book and making it interactive so the viewer would have to turn the pages. They will measure around 18"x24". I hope to have all 3 completed by mid-October to hang in a local theatre's lobby. I really want a simple layout but its been difficult for me to find the best of simple. The 3 pieces will be united by backround fabric, photos, poetry, and a woven embellishment. Here is the first one nearly completed except for my binding choice. I used red-iron on crystals to signify blood dropping from the tree branch (you can click on the photo to enlarge). This one is bascially a mock up for the other 2 (possibly 3) Lena Bell was my great aunt who lived to be 100. She died in 1998. Also,the start of the second one under the needle. I get such a zing from power sewing at the sewing machine.