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.

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh, this one will be interesting. Love that era and love that painting. Good choice! Keep us in touch with how it goes though! xCathy