Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Wallhanging finished!








After talking to Sian at summer school and the theme of 3D work, I took her advice and turned my flat embellished fabric into an undulating distorted shape. This is supposed to echo the idea of a melting glacier hence the gathering lessens as you move to the right. The red fish was cut up to create a red line, then repeated in more soluble lace, then a couched thread, then running stitches in a finer thread. The original bird is large and is oversewn machine embroidery, repeated in a smaller size in running stitch. The third bird is made from soluble lace and sits on the surface of the piece. The close up photos show the detail of hand and machine embroidery and soluble lace which I used to manipulate the fabric and decorate it. I have shown it on a white sheet as neutral background but it hangs using small metal rings at the back threaded with a strong thread. I actually think it would be best mounted on a canvas covered frame but this is supposed to be a "soft" piece. Hope you like it!

11 comments:

Stitch Loop said...

It's a great success Paula. Well done. Sian

Daniela said...

That's really wonderful, it's changed sooo much.
Daniela

sara said...

Brilliant finishing of the hanging. The surface looks very glacial! So much work done on it in a week! Sara

Garnered Stitches said...

I think you have created a great piece! Lots of texture and contrasting colours.

ferinn said...

I love the way the bird becomes distorted in the glacier below .

Maggie said...

Congratulations Paula...your piece looks amazing, you must have worked so hard this week. Next step the Diploma! I'm soon to finish my bag.....can't wait I'm seeing it in my sleep!

Julie said...

Beautiful Paula. Well done. Diploma here you come. Have you decided on your focus yet?
Julie

JaneO said...

This looks stunning - I didn't see it last week, what size is it?

Meg said...

Hi Paula
It's beautiful - I love the fish!
Meg

Fibrenell said...

Hi Paula
The hanging is wonderful - love how the fish pop out at you from the folds. Great to meet you at SS - now back home and typically for me in the doldrums after so much fun. Helen

Anne B said...

Gorgeous piece - but no more posts since wallhanging. Have you taken a very long holiday or are you just being bashful????