First of all, many thanks to everyone for your good wishes after my recent fall.
Bruises are healing and I'm feeling a bit better every day.
Today I felt like I really needed to stay put, so I set about cutting some
little trees for my landscapes. I think I could describe my style in making fabric
art as a discovery expedition. By this I mean that I look at variegated fabric, especially
batiks, and find the areas that 'speak to me'. No, I'm not a fabric psychic, but I do look
for passages in the design that remind me of nature and elements I want to depict.
When I cut out trees and other things, the fabric has already been backed
with Wonder Under, which makes for a nice crisp cut.
These pieces are just tossed on a background of hand painted sky fabric.
and here is a hand embroidered tree which I tried recently.
This technique should work well with soft grounds like wool felting.
Finally, I feel like I'm making progress on my landscape-making journey!!
Hope you're having a good week!