Foramina Sewn Panels

Foramina Sewn Panels

These 24″ round sewn, mixed media art pieces on plywood with stained veneer trim were created for a private commission.

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About the title:

foramen:

fo·​ra·​men | \ fə-ˈrā-mən  \
plural foramina\ fə-​ˈra-​mə-​nə  \ or foramens\ fə-​ˈrā-​mənz  \
a small opening, perforation, or orifice

Materials:

  • 24 lb. inkjet bond paper (check out your local drafting supply shop – I got a great deal at The Surveyor Exchange)
  • Art Advantage oil paints & turpentine (for marbling)
  • 100% cotton fabrics – batiks & broadcloth
  • Aunt Lydia’s Classic 10 cotton thread
  • Golden matte medium
  • 3/4″ AC plywood
  • Shellac
  • Birch edgebanding

Tools:

  • Plastic washing machine tray for paper marbling
  • Milescraft CircleGuide kit for cutting circles with a router
  • Janome Magnolia sewing machine
  • X-Acto #11M blades & ergonomic handle
  • Iron & BandIt trimmer for edgebanding
  • Rubber brayer
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