Friday, 8 May 2015

Fabric manipulation

I have been doing a workshop with Alysn Midgelow-Marsden in fabric manipulation.

We have worked with metal shims, natural materieals, paper and man-made materials such as organza which we have altered using heat guns and soldering irons, Bonding, layering, stitching, gilding, embellishing.

Sometimes several of the above techniques have been used together.

This piece was made with silk paper we made in one class and leaves made with two layers of organza bonded together and cut and marked with a soldering iron.

The silk paper is three layers of silk fibres with the middle layer at right angles to the others and glued together. I embedded thread and feathers in this.

The leaves I was making for another piece but decided they would be nice by themselves. then I saw the silk paper piece and the colours went well together so I married the two up.

I have also done a horse painting but I think there is still some work to be done on this with the colours on the horse.