Sunday, 12 January 2014

Developing grounds

In recent weeks I've managed to make quite a few grounds - from different papers and non-fabric materials while developing ideas inspired by Gwen Hedley's  Drawn to Stitch  (from The Thread Studio). Romance novels offer so much creative opportunity and we've played with the pages at my local art quilt group. For these ground  random pages have been torn out, crumpled, softened and woven to create a different story. The brown papers used in the second piece are a mushroom bag and the inner core of a toilet roll - crumpled and crushed and unfolded so many times until they resembled chamois - woven with more of the romance novel,  fused then hand stitched. All experiments and test pieces for a "bigger picture".


Sue Reno said...

Experiments are the best! I love the textures you are getting here, and look forward to seeing where you go with this.

Unknown said...

Thank you Sue - really appreciate your comments. :)

Rebecca said...

This is really interesting!