Friday, 23 March 2012

The Watchman - Textile Figure

Here's another in the "Wise Ones and Elders" series. This one is called The Watchman because the colours are the blues and purples of nightime. I was thinking of a "night watchman" keeping away bad dreams and things that go bump in the night!

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Each Wise One or Elder is individually made. The base fabrics are constructed of scraps and bits and pieces embellished together on the machine, machine quilted and needlefelted. The faces are portraits in coloured pencil with added fabric paint, lightly needle sculpted. They have fancy headresses and best of all lots and lots of slow, rhythmical hand stitching that took several hours, producing lots of texture. All combined into a 3-dimensional decorative item that can stand up on its own.

I really do love to change the look of a piece of fabric with a few threads and simple stitches!

3 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Another great piece of work:) I've been doing a lot of hand work recently. I find it very restful in a way.

Sharon M said...

I love what you do with stitchery! It makes me look - and look again!

Jess Schleicher said...

This is beyond amazing. I can't get over the detail work. So well done!!!!