I'm auditioning fabrics to frame this gorgeous piece of eco dyed silk by Arlee Barr. I want to embroider / quilt through all the layers. (Click the pictures to enlarge and see the beautiful details)
I really like the bronze silk dupioni, but I'm not sure about the maroon:
Does black look better than maroon?
I'd love to find a rich chocolate silk, I think that would bring out the greens and orange in the eco dyed piece. Perhaps even a deep burgundy.
I used knit fusible interfacing on the back of the eco dyed silk - it's perfect. It's so light and diaphanous so the silk retains it's suppleness, yet it adds significant stability. A shout-out to Allie Aller for the knit fusible idea - here's how she uses it for crazy quilting.