I am getting behind with my blogging again.. I really must try harder to keep up!
This is a recent project.. an bit of an experiment. I wanted to have a go at a landscape picture, a nuno collage really, using lots of lovely different silk fabrics in intense and not necessarily realistic colours.
This is my first one:
|Decided to use this photo as my design..|
I love this tree, it is a couple of fields across from our house.. the trunk has turned as it grew
so the bark spirals round and round
|I laid a base, with some pretty hand dyed curly locks along the bottom for a fringe|
|Started laying pieces of silk sari fabric for the fields|
|After laying the picture out I outlined everything with very thin strips of dark navy merino.|
The tree trunk and a few branches are brown merino.
|Unfortunately my photos were taken on a dull day.. the colours glow more than they do on the pics.|
I'm really pleased with it :)
It reminds me of stained glass windows.. I'll have to look at beautiful stained glass windows and artwork from medieval manuscripts or books of hours to inspire my next one.. I think that could work really well.