Saturday, 8 February 2014

Missing the boat?

It's funny how things turn out sometimes. I was looking at my stash of dyed fabric and in particular a grey piece which, like my green piece, was inspired by a barge on the Rhine. I really didn't like the boat and no amount of markal stik or overprinting was going to make me like it. But I did like the texture I had created on the 'water' and I was disappointed that this texture was going to go to waste. So I decided to cut out the section of fabric with the boat on. What had I got to lose? I looked back at the my misty photographs, found another I liked (no boat in sight!) and doodled with my markal stiks. 

I liked the way the piece was developing so I stitched the two pieces of fabric back together and developed the drawing further. I've fiddled refined my drawing until I was in danger of ruining it, so I've decide to stop here. I do want to add some stitch but not sure how or where yet.

I have backed it with this fabric, which I dyed some time ago. Although I like this textural marks on this cloth I couldn't really see me using it on the front of a piece, much better to use I thought.

I need to give this stitching some thought but will concentrate on the 'green piece' first .Both pieces I hope to include in the Hue exhibition. More of the exhibition later but in the meantime, do have a look at the exhibition flyer on the left hand side of the blog.  

1 comment:

  1. Love that top image - is it a drawing on cloth?


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