Wednesday, 31 May 2017
I have always been under the impression one should never compose a design that falls off the page, or in this case the fabric! I have been proved wrong in this instance. I must confess that I found this artist very difficult at first and found it hard to be inspired as to how to put my inspiration across. However, as I studied his work I kept going back to pieces that did meander off the sides of his designs. I drew it up before I left to visit my daughter in the UK but didn't have time to do any adjustments on my return due to various unforseen health issues. In the end it was fun to put my drawing onto fabric and absolutely love the colours he uses so beautifully. Below are the pieces that inspired me and my final piece. I am happy with my finished piece. I did use paint and appliqued fabric and outlined everything in 12wt cotton thread and, although his backgrounds are very flat (as is his colour), I decided to quilt the background minimally. I was not sure if it should have been faced or bound but instinctively went for the binding in a slightly mottled, darker colour than the background as I desperately needed to enclose the design.
My final piece: