September 13, 2008

Whistle Stop - Glendale, KY Series

The subject for this fourth in the Glendale series is the Whistle Stop restaurant in Glendale, KY. It is located in the downtown section next to the railroad tracks.

The photograph of the Whistle Stop is printed onto white cotton, and then sewed onto a yellow floral cotton print. The second photograph, also printed onto white cotton, is of a road sign on one of the roads heading out of town alerting drivers that Amish buggies are sharing the roadway. It is sewed to a blue and white polka dot cotton. The background fabric is a vintage kitchen towel probably from the 1940s.

The hanger for this piece is an old dough blender, and a copy of the 1929 patent drawing for the blender is sewed to the bottom of the wall hanging. I used a technique that I read in a magazine to create 'paper fabric' that makes paper extremely durable and somewhat waterproof.

Other embellishments include a crocheted potholder, buttons and blue and white checked bias tape. The wall hanging measures 10" x 24" excluding dough blender. Click on image for larger view.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pallas-I love this piece. It has so many great elements in it. I love the way you mirrored the shape of the sign with the pot holder. This piece would look great in anyone's kitchen, especially someone who lives in the area. Great Job! Pamela

Skye said...

This is absolutely lovely!!! hugs, Skye

windy angels said...

i too love what you've done here. the vintage dish towel is gorgeous and the use of the dough blender for the hanger is such a unique idea. i am very inspired by your art and happy i stopped by when noticing you are on the home page for artfest.
congrats.

windy angels said...

Uh whoops, not you on the homepage :(
I always get muddled when looking at all the messages in CPS. ANYWAY - glad to have found your blog.
Angels be with you,
Wendy