Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Textile Art.

This is a textile piece which I did some time ago. It is an attempt to show the land from the air, seen through thin cloud cover. Travelling by air one so often looks down and sees a patchwork of fields, lakes, villages etc. through patchy cloud. I have tried to convey this. I have layered chiffons, sweet papers, metallic materials and bit and bobs of material, sewn them lightly and then burnt them back, using a heat tool.

4 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

this looks wonderful, i love the materials you've used too... using sweet papers in textile art is just inspired....

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for that too. Have you tried burning back techniques in your craft work? It gets addictive!

elizabethm said...

I love this. Just beautiful

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thank you elizabethm - looking at your blog we seem to have so many interests in common. Glad you like the textile - it is such an easy technique - just layer flimsy materials - chiffon etc. sew them here and there with machine and then burn them back so that they shrivel here and there - the trick is not to do it too much.