I have previously mentioned the Diversity Fibre Art Exhibition which I organized earlier this year. It was a resounding success and all the work can be viewed on the Diversity Fibre Art Exhibition facebook page.
Rough Sketch of En-twine-D 2015
I prepared a background of 3cm x 3cm fused squares using a variety of silks and cottons in earthy shades. Somehow these colours have such a soothing effect on me, maybe because of my deep connection with the earth. I couched course string to seal the raw edges of the blocks which doubled up as the construction method . It gave a lovely natural and textured look which I wanted for this piece.
The second aspect of this piece, was planning and making the "pelmet" at the top. I wrapped discharged black fabric around three dowels. The next step was to plan the spacing between the dowels. Fabric beads were made and inserted as spacers between the dowels. Somehow this construction had to be sewn down onto fabric which in the end was not too difficult! The spaces on the fabric looked rather empty, so small pieces of fabric was stitched down into the spaces and embellished with natural beads, it provided the necessary interest and also gave a raised surface effect which worked well.
|Pelmet section of En-twine-D 2015|