Made by Marion

Friday, March 03, 2006

Landmarks I: National Grid

Size: H: 73cm x W: 87cm
This is my interpretation of the view from the front of the house. The arrangement of the patches tool quite a while as did the orientation of the whole piece. There are some stitches to go and the 'poles' are still pinned on. I used T-shirt paint for the lines across and fabric paint for the sponged on tree tops and bushes. The whole thing is on Indian cotton backing which is essential as otherwise the wool stretches. There is a variety of stitches round the edges of each piece and the middle is glued down - a big mistake, as it was impossible to sew. All the knots for starting and finishing are on the top of the piece and any frayed edges have been left. After all, whoever heard of neatness in nature?

2 Comments:

At 3:55 pm, Blogger Terri said...

The colours are fabulous!! I really like the way you've allowed the black backing fabric to be seen around each wool patch - very vibrant. The power poles, trees and shrubs are just enough - they tell the story without taking over. You have a good eye for balance and design. This is a great interpretation of the scene!! I think it's one of your best yet!

 
At 3:40 am, Blogger marion said...

This is a really strong piece of work, Marion, like it a lot.

 

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