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

Friday, 26 June 2009

Mosaic of green leaves, ferns and textile art techniques

Here's a little mosaic I made the other day. It features green leaves, ferns and textile art techniques. Greens always work so well together in art and embroidery, as they do in nature!


















1. Green yarns - yarn wrap 2. Leaf fabric with leaves 3. Pressed fern trapped under plastic, stitch on green hand dyed cotton 4. Monoprint/print and stitch 5. Stitched circles 6. Machine embroidered fern - zig zag stitch 7. Felt bonded to silver metallic fabric with bondaweb, french knots, beads and sequins 8. Sun print of a fern. 9. Palm tree trunks and leaves

3 comments:

Pom Pom said...

Carolyn,
I love the different aspects of nature your art reflects. I admire all things "fern".

Hopscotch said...

Really nice - it makes me feel cooler, just looking at it!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy looking at your work as it gives me inspiration and ideas.I too am a fellow textile artist.