Apr 13, 2016

Working with Fibres

Hello Everyone,
I am working with fibres at the moment, which I find very relaxing. My intention  was to make a piece that represents New Zealand; a country that has wonderful colours all year round. 
It is also a gift for a friend that will be visiting from the UK.

I will start with the Bg which was painted  (gelli plate) and stamped, then stitched randomly.

The flower was cut using lace, tyvek, and fantasy film and the centre is a little piece of Paua shell; commonly used in Maori carvings, and traditionally represents the stars in the sky.
I have tried to recreate the iridescence  of this shell using the fibres and beads.

 Many layers sewn by hand...took me ages.
 This will be framed.
I see NZ in this piece; a small part of this amazing planet called Earth.

Challenges to enter and to celebrate Earth Day: 22nd April.
Inspiration photo.
 


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Hope you are having a great day
Smiles:)
Sue