I’ve been working on Bargello Jumble for far too long. I began it in early March, after I finished Foggy River. I’ve had a love-hate relationship with it; mostly because I’m impatient and it took me much more time to make than to think it up.
I wasn’t happy with the bare chopsticks showing, and they were too slippery to hold the screen firmly. So I covered them with my custom printed fabric, inspired by the same Peruvian place mate that inspired the screen.
I estimate this whole piece took me about 30 hours of work. Cutting and assembling the Bargello part took several hours. Each of the 8 individual panels took one and a half to two hours to bead. Then I had to hand quilt the two sides of each panel together. The beading is different on each side. The piece is 13 by 8 inches. The screen stands at 9 inches to the ends of the chopsticks.
I envision this piece working nicely on a coffee table, end table or shelf. It could be turned around periodically for the owner to enjoy the other side for a while. Not sure if there’s a market for something like this. I may submit it to a 3D exhibition at some point and see if there’s any interest. For now, it’s into some bubble wrap and then the cedar chest with my other inventory.