Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Seed-heads - experiments in textiles

The photos I took in a garden in Kent in October were the starting point for my work on seed-heads. The photo above inspired these experiments.

The first is collage, made from layers of voile snippets in several different colours.

This one is collaged newspaper with foreign text for interest.

Then I mixed voile and stamped newspaper snippets and stitched them to coloured calico.

I returned to voile and stitched layer upon layer. I wanted to reproduce the effect of spikes in the photo, but with soft fabric.