Tuesday, 22 December 2015

A little behind.....

Not posted for  quite a few months as  always seem to be racing towards another deadline so just posting here some work I have been doing for  an exhibiting group I belong to with the intention of taking time to find  a few minutes to record what I get up to rather than always be doing it!

The pieces below were based on the theme of 'Abstracted Nature' which all members of the Voyage Art textiles Group were working to, earlier in the year I had started work on some pieces based on Foxgloves from a Norfolk Garden- but having done a couple - I lost the will to develop any more designs from the Foxglove - hence   I eventually settled on abstracts of Norfolk Landscapes - this is an area that until recently I did not know well but the huge open skies and diversity of landscapes were the trigger and starting point for this years series. The designs developed from the colors abstracted from photographs of each  landscape.

The pieces all start as white cloth and were then dyed and screen printed in block shapes using thickened transparent dyes.

Heather and Gorse at Grimstone Warren.

Opaque screen printing inks were used to create the strong colour of heather on top of the screen printed backgrounds.

Oilseed Rape fields outside Burnham Market

The vibrant yellows and lime green colour ranges of the rape seed fields were the the backdrop for the piece. Overprinting with opaque fabric paint was used to add some depth to the piece before quilting the final piece.

The Salt Marshes at Blakeney

This has become a favourite place - the desolate salt marshes which surround the small fishing village of Blakeney, so often emerging from the mists.

After creating the backgrounds as before, I used discharge paste to  lighten some areas to create wave forms. The marsh reeds and darker waves were done by overlaying dyed silk organza, stitching and then cutting back to the shape.

Lavender at Caley's Mill

The fields surrounding the Mill are planted for miles with different varieties of lavender, and in June the sight and smells are a joy. 

The lavender flowers were again produced using dyed organza, stitched and cut back.


December 2015

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