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.


Hope you are having a great day


SewPaperPaint said...

What amazing texture and depth! Awesome piece!

Lisa H said...

wow, this is fabulous! I love all the elements you've used to build texture and color. Thanks for sharing it with us at Mixed Media Monthly! =) (and I would love to visit the beautiful country of New Zealand someday!)

Jane said...

Hi Sue, how interesting to read how this beautiful piece came together. Lots of gorgeous layers and textures. It will be treasured by your friend. Thanks so much for joining in with our spring challenge over at Country View x
Jane DT

sarascloset said...

Wow, Sue! what an amazing piece of artwork using fibers and shell! I love the layers which truly do capture the essence of the Paula shell. Your friend is going to cherish this! My brother in law and neice visited New Zealand several times, and said it is the most perfect place on Earth! Thank you for joining our Earth Day challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Monika Gulyas said...

What a unique creation! What an interesting mixture of shells, beads and fibres! Stunning!

Corrie Herriman said...

This is gorgeous ! Thanks so much for joining us at Country View Challenges !
Corrie x

Vintagehandmade said...

Amazing piece with a rich texture and a great depth! Beautiful mixture of fibres, shells and beads!
Thank you so much for joining in our Earth Day challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DT x

Jackie PN said...

Gorgeous Sue!! Your layers and layers were so worth it- the look is incredible! xo

Samra said...

Thank you for joining our Earth Day challenge at Anything But Cute!
Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra