Over the past few months I have been playing with leaves, initially inspired by the trees shedding leaves. I have been making rubbings with all sorts of pencils, crayons, oil pastels and oil sticks.....then began to create thread leaves using soluble stabilizer.
I will be sending in some leaves for the new Fiber Arts Collaborative project (remember the wrapped gas station last year?) called "Interdependence". Participants will create a full-sized tree for display in April 2009 at Big Springs International Park in Huntsville, Alabama. Much like a live tree is interdependent on its leaves and roots for survival, societies are interdependent on the greater whole. Up to 30,000 leaves may be used. See: http://www.internationalfibercollaborative.com/