Saturday, 28 February 2015

Ammonites



  The photograph of the cliffs that Hilary posted when she chose the colour made me think of the cliffs at Lyme Regis and the fossils found there. I decided to 'find' my own fossil ammonites in hand sewn trapunto done on  a commercial fabric. I hand quilted it with seeding and added some machine quilted ammonites. The latter should have taken just over an hour to do, but in the end I spent five hours sewing (in the wrong colour), unpicking and resewing it and I thought I would never finish in time, despite having spent two months on it. It was very difficult to photograph: the photo above gives a good idea of the colour and the one below shows the trapunto better.







9 comments:

  1. I love ammonites and we certainly have plenty down here. I only live a few miles from Lyme Regis and the photos were taken at Burton Bradstock between Lyme Regis and West Bay. The seeding has created perfect sand texture and the trapunto shapes stand out beautifully. You deserve a medal for unpicking all that work and redoing it! It has worked so it was worth it.

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  2. Great choice of commercial fabric to express your idea, Jinnie. I like your decision to combine the stitched drawing of the motif and the more sculptural trapunto.

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  3. Worth all the hours of stitching/unpicking and restitching. I agree the commercial fabric is perfect and with the stitching it is spot on.

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  4. The fabric is just right for showing off your ammonites. You've done a nice job of drawing them with thread and the trapunto adds a nice touch. I'm a big fan of Mary Anning and loved my visit to Lyme Regis when I was visiting Hilary.

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  5. Lovely textural feeling with the trapunto and the hand stitching really gives it a lost and found quality that is often seen in sand drawings.

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  6. I can't add much to all the other comments. Well worth the effort of unpicking.

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  7. Very effective, the contrast between trapunto and stitch adds enormously to this piece.

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  8. what a perfect expression of the theme colour! Great job.

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  9. a great interpretation - great stitching!

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