My main purpose for blogging was to share my work with others and that is what I have to keep at the forefront of my mind. It is not about quantity it is about my process and ideas which might inspire others.
Last weekend Dave and I went to a fantastic dinner with a lovely group of friends and my friend Susan said something to me which made me think :
The tribal hanging has been developing at a slow pace. First I made a stencil from paper and used oilsticks to print onto a dyed cotton background. I then appliqued bits of black velvet (cut out into shapes related to the print) onto the background, some of these were machined felted with bits of yarn for added interest and texture. I painted Lutrador with black acrylic paint, then added metallic powders in purple and silver, some of these were stitched onto the background while others which are slightly larger are pinned along the edges of the design. The image shows some painted and unpainted (white) Lutrador shapes.