Friday, 30 November 2012
The theme for this challenge goes to the very core of why I am a fiber artist: it is because of thread. Thread that makes cloth. Thread that is used to sew to create something new. Thread is my art medium.
In keeping with trying a new technique, I felted bamboo, wool and acrylic fibers onto an aubergine colored burlap background with my felting machine. Then I continued to felt silk threads to add color and texture. I couched silk covered cords to add movement and more texture. I used a wool thread for quilting by machine, then I hand stitched pearl cotton for additional depth and interest.
When making this piece I found myself in a state of happiness and play. There was no angst and there was no plan, I just wanted to allow the colors, the textures and the thread to guide me...a true spiritual journey.