As my work is predominantly black and white at present, I’ve been on the lookout for monochrome. I liked the shadows falling on my sketchbook through lace curtain and the another,gently moving, is a magical effect of sunlight through leaves, creating the pattern onto the roof of a marquee.
this is my worktable at present. I tend to work in a clutter, have a tidy and then recreate the clutter. Working on more birds, large midnight blue and black, also working on series of smaller white birds with black beads.not sure how many there will be, maybe a flock.
seems a shame to be stitching the bird down onto fabric after seeing it in amongst the leaves
The first photo shows the finished flowers either side of the crowned skull. In this picture are all the elements I used to make the flowers; gold, white and sliver coloured foils (cut into many-petalled shapes), white or black gauze, small white plastic flower shapes* and glass beads. Some of the paint stenciling is on […]
For fabric stencils, I quite often use clear sticky back plastic, which adheres well.
all the moths are finished so I’m beginning to sew all the elements together
The second embroidered bird has two smaller birds ingested into its body. These little messenger birds were pre-stitched before being slipped under the black gauze. They both have found object attributes. The larger bird is 25cm from top of its head to tail. It’s all hand sewn, with either single strand embroidery thread or mercerised […]
First bird. Crow or blackbird? I’m working on hand embroidering a series of birds, which will be added on to a larger narrative embroidery.