From a distance, they look like they are made with fabric, much like a traditional quilt. Up close, it is easy to see that they are in fact painted. Dr. Engle used acrylic paints to mimic fabrics and pencil drawing for the portrait.
Thanks for sharing your artwork with us, Dr. Engle!
Here is my progress with Jane Eborall's TIAS 2017. The instructions for Day 4 called for zig zag chains. I tatted a lock stitch chain first, then realized my mistake when it didn't look quite like the diagram.
I printed Jane's technique pages on Lock Chain and Zig Zag Chains and made samples before continuing with the TIAS. It was a good challenge. :)
Day 5 was a row of split rings. Much easier!
'Til next time,