Monday, March 26, 2012
Down the Garden Path - New Fibre Art
Here is an early configuration of my floral piece using my sun print cloth for the background and with a dyed cheesecloth path. I wasn't too happy with the single path cutting through so I tried moving it up so the division wouldn't be too symmetrical then I added a smaller path off the main one (see below). I changed the placement of flowers and removed some of them. I also tried out some photo transfers done by painting a laser copy of flowers with a medium then wetting down the paper backing and removing it. I placed them on the piece in various configurations but did not really like the result.
Finally I removed the photo transfers and I think this is the one I will go with (see below). The lower path is not very well delineated. It was done with different colours of cheese cloth. I placed some smaller flowers along the pathways and may need to do more work on that smaller path to make it more prominent. When I look at photographs I can more easily see where placement was off or where I need more foliage or flowers to balance. I have been practising my free motion stitching but still need to improve before I move to an actual project so I will hand applique the flowers but hope to add some free motion embroidery before this piece is done. I'll show some samples once I get some that are half decent....