Needing to stitch, I took a look at my pin board for a trigger. Colour – postcards and sari ribbon, remind me of the colour of autumn outside, my favourite season. Stunning countryside everywhere you look. It is so transient though, a strong autumn wind and it will be gone.
I took some of the already bare twigs from the garden and wrapped them in the colourful fabric strips, grouping them together I then stitched the trailing ends together forming curls of colour. By wrapping them I will keep them as colourful little treasures.
Here are my new corsetry sculptures. I have reworked the originals ready for exhibition at the ‘World of Threads Festival’ in Oakville, Toronto next week. In their original form they were too large for the allocated space and would have proved challenging to transport.
Interesting spacing of images! I don’t know how I have done this but no doubt with practice will get better.
Denise Marilyn and I (Jean) visited the ‘Framing Space’ Exhibition at ‘Artworks MK’. Sue Mclaggan, Carol Quarini, Gail Baxter and Beth Walsh are textile designers, whose group name is ‘Liminal’; their practice has developed from hand-made lace.
This is an interesting and challenging exhibition, which seeks to engage the public with a selection of origianl and challenging works. The building which houses the exibition is part of a group of studios where artists, including textile designers, potters, weavers and painters work. I found this sense of community and diversity very enriching. Although Artworks MK is in a very beautiful area, being on the edge of the old village of Great Linford, it is not very accessible to the public. I enjoyed the exhibition, the area and the sense of community.