Wednesday, 7 September 2011

World Update

Dye painted fabric has been collaged with land masses, and stitching begun.
 Swirling weather fronts added.
And painting begun. Long way to go, but just wanted to show that although the blog is quiet, I'm working away!

10 comments:

  1. WOW! This is going to be fabulous!! D x

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  2. Another winning quilt at the FOQ by the looks of it!

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  3. breathtaking - amazing composition.

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  4. You certainly are working away! Can't wait to see what ele you have planned for this!

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  5. Fantastic. The quilting is stunning.

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  6. This is looking amazing. Can't wait to see the completed item!

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  7. Thank you everyone. I wasn't sure how to tackle this and make it a realistic image. I'm hoping the swirls will be believable but wasn't entirely sure what I was doing....the jet stream was somewhere in my mind. The land is proving even tricker than the sea!! The lovely thing about heavy quilting is that the quilt feels fabulous...so comforting; almost a shame to put it on a wall!!

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  8. oh annabel it's gorgeous - such beautiful quilting! and the colours!! the UK looks so small and vulnerable. how did you infuse such emotion into this piece?

    ha - my word verification is 'hughear' xx

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  9. Blymuss, thanks Lisette. The UK is small and vulnerable irl! Tiny in fact. There's a lot more paint to go on, but I can't do more until I've finished a bit more stitching all over the rest of the piece. That way I can balance the whole, rather than just doing it bit by bit. I'm having fun making cigarettes today - thought I'd chain them together (chain smoking). I have never smoked myself, but I know lots of people who do and can't give it up, and dancing ciggies will sit very nicely on my chains.

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  10. Wow that is just totally incredible - looking forward to your exhibition at the Needle Museum x

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Portrait in parts

For this portrait I'm starting off by using some stencils and stamps to make a background. I especially like the stencil with the jumble...