Secret Things by Lynn Krawczyk
The piece that I chose to do for this challenge theme, Sanctuary, revolves around the role that journaling and writing plays in my life.
Writing offers a private kind of release that allows everyone to be themselves. I've kept a journal my whole life and find comfort in knowing it is there.
Three small fabric books are laid across this piece, each one tied shut to hold in its secrets.
The background fabric, fabric strips beneath each book and fabric squares on the book covers are screen printed using the deconstructed screen printing technique.
The piece is hand stitched. The heavier red thread is stitched to mimick book binding and the finer orange stitching creates a subtle frame around each book.