Friday, 30 November 2018

Scorpio

I was drawn to the tapestry designs of Jean Lucrat, in particular, the use of the signs of the zodiac, stars, sun & leaves. A good example would be this piece.


I chose my sign of the zodiac, Scorpio, and added all the other bits & pieces.


Whole cloth splattered with silver paint. The Scorpion was drawn & cut out from a whole piece and fused to the background cloth. The sun was stenciled thru a freezer paper template.  The stars and leaves were added with the quilting finishing it off. 
This one flowed really  nicely and I enjoyed putting it together.

9 comments:

  1. Great idea using your sign of the Zodiac and it looks like a huge amount of work which certainly paid off as it is really lovely. Everything in your piece works so well and makes for a lovely piece and it also looks as if you enjoyed doing it.

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  3. Looks very intricate and time consuming to make, well done! Great choice of binding fabric.
    Sorry about the above comment, you can't edit, so I deleted it.

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  4. Wow!!! This piece is amazing. So stunning on its own and a wonderful nod to Lurcat! Bravo!

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  5. I really like your interpretation of Lurçat's zodiac piece. The Scorpion looks really intricate and must have been difficult to cut. The binding sets it off perfectly.

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  6. It's a great piece Phil, very effective with your use of colour and style and composition.

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  7. Brilliant Phil, and a great choice. I love the way you have filled the space without making it seem overcrowded. The stars are fabulous and I agree with Jinnie, the binding brings it all together perfectly.
    Thanks for explaining your technique, I always love to know the 'how' of a piece of work.

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  8. Essence of Lurcat! Like Claire, I enjoy the how, and why, as much as the what!

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  9. Super piece of work Phil and thanks for giving us the details. Beautiful interpretation, even down to the pastel groups of leaves.

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