Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Hardingham Group next project.

I am going to try and post more often now that the exhibition is over and thought I would share the design ideas for my next project. We are doing interpretation of an artist and my first thoughts were a framed piece on Monet but that really has been done to death so had a rethink.

Next I considered making a bag as I haven't made one for a while and was initially drawn to Klimt as I do like a bit of bling and this is still a consideration but have been drawn to a painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti who was a member of the Pre-Raphelites.

There was a drama about the Pre-Raphelites on TV a while ago with Aidan Turner playing Rossetti and he is so gorgeous this may have influenced me slightly. He is probably better known for his role in Being Human in which he plays a vampire and recently as a dwarf in the Hobbit.

However we digress. The painting I intend to base my bag on is The Day Dream 1880 which shows William Morris's wife who he was in love with.

Not sure how I am going to to do it yet but thought I would use green silk dupion with some trailing rouleaux and leaves. I highly recommend Embroidered Originals by Sue Rangeley which features some beautiful bags with flowers. More to follow on this project.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Hardingham Textile Exhibition 2013 part 2

Above photos of our endless seascape

Dyed and free machined scarves

Pieces donated by members and sold for group funds

Christmas challenge

Metal work

Manipulated fabric and other work

Hardingham Textile Exhibition 2013

It is the last day of the Hardingham Textile Group's exhibition today and has been rather an exhausting week with setting up and stewarding and I'll be glad to get back to normal next week. Some of the exhibits are shown below.

A selection of my work apart from the poppy box which is Steph's

Lynn's lovely metal piece which wasn't for sale which is a pity.

The preview evening

Setting up the goldwork

Etui boxes

Stitching on felt

More stitching on felt

City and Guilds final piece mounted

Finally finished my City and Guilds Level 2 and was fortunate enough to get a distinction with my final project being my large coral reef picture. It turned out to be more purple than I imagined with more of the mount showing than I wanted but I like purple so no harm done. There are many techniques used including heating lots of chiffon, Tyvek, Lutradur and 3D medium with a heat gun as well as hand stitching and beading.

I have extended this work into different colours mounted on a canvas.