Criss Cross (Hot Cross Five)

I finally returned to my Hot Cross series!  It was so pleasant to create art for myself rather than with the intention of creating for a specific exhibit.

Criss Cross is the fifth in the series and, frankly, I’m not satisfied with it.  I tried something a little different — no fusing, just strips woven together against a background.  As a result, the fabric, doing what fabric does, shifted.  I have this on my list of things to try again in different colors and with strips prepped with fusible backing to eliminate the shift.

Whether I’m satisfied or not, Criss Cross was worth making.  All experiments are worth undertaking.  Sometimes the lesson leads to a discovery of what you do not want to do.

Let me know what you think.  As always, constructive criticism and comments are welcome.

Criss Cross (link to poem)

Criss Cross (Hot Cross 5)

Criss Cross (Hot Cross 5) - Detail

Criss Cross (Hot Cross 5) - Poetry Label

Next up: Hot Cross 6 – a Celtic design



Author: Hilary Clark

Artist, Writer, Poet. Joy & Ease Believer. Aiming for modern renaissance woman. Will likely miss.

4 thoughts on “Criss Cross (Hot Cross Five)”

  1. Always good to learn from our experiments. Hadn’t realized you had not used fusible. Still like the concept and colors, Love, Mom xoxo


  2. Good to see progress on your many WIPs. I especially like your signature poetry on the back of your pieces. That is truly part of your (he)art.
    Hilary, I nominated you for the Leibster Award. There’s no pressure to participate, but I enjoy your blog and wanted to let you know. Perhaps the award will serve as a larger vehicle to showcase your (he)art.
    Please consider it.


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