Thursday, January 11, 2007
A stormy day
We have had very stormy weather all over the UK during the last 24 hours. This photo was taken through the window as it was too stormy to risk opening the window wide as I normally do. We rarely have waves like this on the shore here.
This stormy weather was enough of an excuse for me to stay in and do some textile creativity.
Here I have combined paper and textile in an experiment for my Fiber Art Friends group. This month we are experimenting and recording our work combining paper with textile.
I created this image on my computer using an old photo of my Nain(grandmother). I imagine her reflection in the window where she waits for my taid to come home from the war. He was wounded during the last weeks of World War 1 and died of his wounds soon after his return home. She was a very sad lady.
The image was printed out on computer paper that was scrunched up a few times and sponged over with a wet teabag to make it look aged. It was then placed on a piece of cream felt and the embellisher was used to fix it to the felt using a variety of creamy fabrics and laces. Also deliberately making it look aged. I then used some herringbone stitch to bring it all together.
I must thank Carol of Textile Tales for choosing Cream as the topic for her book page swap, therefore forcing me to use these colours. I did add some subtle dusky pink and pale green to the creams.