Monday, 16 March 2015

Nearly finished!

I'm stuck at home today waiting for the window engineer to arrive. Two of our double glazed windows have blown and luckily they are under guarantee so will hopefully be replaced. While I'm waiting, I thought I'd share a project with you that I've been working on for some time. It's been a project that I have thoroughly enjoyed, mainly because it wasn't hurried and I've worked on it in between other projects and commitments. It just needs mounting on to the green and white polka dot fabric and then it's job done!


This project is hugely inspired by the very lovely and super talented Beryl Taylor. I have been extremely lucky and was able to take part in one of Beryl's classes last year. She taught us some of her fabulous techniques which were combined together in a fabric book. I enjoyed the process so much that I thought I would make something similar but on a larger scale. During the process of making the first three pages, I liked them so much, I decided that I wasn't going to hide them away in a book, but actually make them into a wall hanging.


The panels are made up of a mixture of printed shop bought fabrics and fabric that I have either dyed or stencilled myself using quite a variety of paints and texture mediums.


It was also a great way to use up little scraps of lace and bindings that were not large enough for major projects in their own right.


Beryl introduced me to the art of incorporating sheer fabrics into my work and this has become one of my favourite things to do.



This piece is not entirely made out of fabric. If you squint at the screen or enlarge the photo, you'll notice that there is a dictionary page lurking underneath that texture paste, which has been highlighted with Treasure Gold.


I love how this panel turned out (apart from the wrinkly book page). There's some hand dyed lace and silk in there along with some handmade paper.


Here's a close up of some vintage lace that I found....it was just perfect for this project.


Close up of some of the handmade (not by me though) paper with some texture paste.




So there we have it. It's taken about three months to make and I'm just waiting for Mark to cut some wood for me to mount it on then I'll be able to hang it.


27 comments:

Pinksparklegirl said...

oh my goodness, how do i start to compliment this? its truly stunning, you are such an inspiration i cant wait to see it in real life

triciaquarius said...

Just beautiful !

judith@poppy cottage said...

Absolutely stunning Lin, gosh I would love to do a class like this with you.....xx

artmadnana said...

Oh so lovely to see some of your work again. Emma is right. It's hard to describe a fitting response. Beautifully created and finished. The photos are fabulous and show such intricate detail. Truly inspiring.

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Oh my! How beautiful. I love Beryl's work and you can see how her techniques have inspired this piece.

Ruth said...

Absolutely stunningly wonderfully beautiful...and more! Keep going back over the photos to try and take it all in, amazing work Lin. Ruth x

Hazel Agnew said...

Back to my Beryl book I go Lin! I absolutely love this and admire the way that you have kept going back to it! The layers and colours are magnificent! So many textures and interesting pieces of art in there! Very well done you! As they say in the States....it's awesome! Xx

massofhair said...

Stunning and exquisite are the two words that spring to mind as i digest just a few of the amazing techniques you have incorporated into your ArTwork Lin. Thank you for sharing and i look forward to seeing it mounted onto a beautiful piece of wood.

Hope the windows are sorted now too :-) xxx

Cec said...

This is absolutely stunning. I love all the panels and the combining of different materials and techniques. I have been collecting bits and pieces to make a fabric book but am glad I hadn't started it yet because you have provided some wonderful inspiration. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.
Hugs!
Cec

Sue C said...

Absolutely stunning Lin ! I am in total awe of your attention to detail. Your project is gorgeous and I'm sure will be treasured. Sue C x

Daniele said...

this is stunning Lin, so many details
hugs

Jacqui Chimes said...

Just beautiful

Helen said...

Totally fabulous! Tell Mark to get the wood cut soon, it needs to be hung with pride!

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is so beautiful, Lin. I remember seeing the beautiful book you made with Beryl and that was exquisite too. I can understand why you would not want to have such gorgeous work hidden away in a book. I love the combination of colours, textures and fabrics on this wonderful hanging. The use of the sheer fabrics is lovely as it was in the book. xxx

Lesley Ebdon said...

Oh wow Lin, this is breathtaking and soooooo beautiful! I really cannot find words to express how much I admire this piece and your talent.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Linda M. Cain said...

Simply one of the most stunning pieces I have ever seen. Bravo, Lin!

Sharon Walker said...

WOW! Absolutely stunning! beautiful colours, texture and techniques all in one! I would love to see this in real life as I am a very 'touchy feely' person and would love to see and feel all the different stitching and elements you have used. Amazing work.
Love Sharon xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Lin, that is a work of art, it is absolutely stunning. I am in awe.

Kelly Deal said...

Your project is beautiful Lin! I love all of the little details!

Miriam said...

Lin this is truly stunning. ....amazing project

Julie Short said...

This is indeed a work to be proud of. There is so much to admire. Love it!

Sue Abbott said...

Wow Linda, I am in awe at this beautiful piece, or three as it may be. There is so much to look at, Everytime I look I see more beautiful detail. It truly is stunning xxx

Julie said...

Linda, these are absolutely stunning. I found your blog while looking at google images of Beryl Taylor's work. I am so inspired to have a go.

Emma Sims said...

Oh wow - this is fantastic!!

Lynne Gilbert said...

This is truly beautiful and so inspiring. I love everything about it xxx

Cheryl Johnson said...

I am so glad, you decided to not hide this in a book, although that would have been nice, also. It will be a stunning piece of art, hanging for all to see. This piece makes me inspired to get back into piece making, creating paper fabric, and doing some hand and machine quilting. Thanks so much for sharing and for the inspiration!

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! How beautiful! Lx