"I begin with an idea ... and then it becomes something else"
~ Picasso

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Mixed Media

A taste of things to come perhaps ... this is a piece I made several years ago. I enjoyed stitching this so much and it's still a technique I like to use a lot!

First I dyed the cotton background fabric. Then I got my other materials ready. I painted and manipulated some Tyvek, heated and distressed long strips of sheers/chiffons and cut fabrics. I arranged them on the cotton and attached with machine stitching in a gold thread, then added hand stitches - french knots, seed stitch and fly stitch















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13 comments:

Material Concepts Webmaster said...

Hello Carolyn,
This is a very interesting Tyvek piece!
We are a Tyvek distributor and have a blog on innovative uses of Tyvek.
Can we post a link to your blog and use your photo on our blog?
Please let me know.
web@materialconcepts.com

CAROLYN said...

Thank you very much for your interest - I have replied by email - Carolyn

CAROLYN said...

Blog: Innovative Uses for Tyvek

www.materialconcepts.com/tyvek-blog

CAROLYN said...

Thank you for contacting me on my blog: www.carolynsaxby.blogspot.com

I am very happy for you to use my pictures to extol the virtues of Tyvek (just copy and link!). I love to use Tyvek in my work. Such interesting textures and effects can be achieved by heating, manipulating and distressing this versatile product!

It is one of my favourite techniques and to anyone who has never tried it before - give it a go. You will have such fun!

CAROLYN SAXBY
www.carolynsaxby.blogspot.com
www.love-stitching-red.blogspot.com

Matcon Webmaster said...

Thanks for giving your permission to use your photos. We have a new blog post about your work with Tyvek:
http://www.materialconcepts.com/tyvek-blog/2009/02/tyvek-textile-and-mixed-media-art.html

Judith said...

Love your Blog. I am currently studying for a Foundation in Art & Design and find this very inspiring - thank you

CAROLYN said...

Thank you Judith

I will be posting more textile pieces over the weekend. I've just got back from holiday in Tenerife and I'm having a bit of a clear up in my workshop before I resume...

Anonymous said...

i love your work its amazing

Anonymous said...

i love your art work so much

徵信社 said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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Kathryn said...

Hello :)
I am currently taking Textiles for A Level and i am really inspired by your work and all of the techniques you use. I was wondering if i could ask you some questions about your work.
Many Thanks,
Kathryn.

NEEDLEWINGS said...

How awesome! Love the textures and colors!

Anonymous said...

heyy nicee pictures