After all my umming and aaahing about perspex v canvas I have eventually decided and here is the finished piece. I used a blank stretched canvas, 2 feet square, with deep sides, attaching the pieces on small pieces of foamcore board first glued then stitched to the backing. You can see the distance from the canvas in this raking light.
This piece will be called 'The Veils of morning' I think. Or maybe 'Midnights all a-glimmer'.
I'm using 'The Lake Isle of Innisfree' by WB Yeats as my poem. The colours are from my peaceful place, The Burren, and I'm translating the sounds from the poem into motifs swirling mistilly....I hope!
I enjoyed making these little pieces and if I had time before the exhibition, would have liked to have made a similar piece for the line '..noon a purple glow'.
I can see it in heather and stone and sea colours.
I like these darker pieces.
The blues and greys are supposed to recall the limestone and sea.
You may remember this piece of felt.
Well..I've had a little go at it with my sewing machine.
What fun and there's more to do yet.
Talking of fun. I had a lovely time last week at Keswick Embroiderers' Guild. I drove up through the lakes a week ago tonight and stayed with a lovely couple in a beautiful house in a beautiful village.
The next day I gave a talk and we played with dyes, then I had an equally wonderful drive home, past Derwentwater, Thirlmere, Grasmer, Rydal Water and Windermere. The weather was gorgeous and people were out in force, little groups standing at bus stops with rucksacs, couples hand in hand strolling about with big smiles on their faces, blossom everywhere and sunshine...SUNSHINE!! It makes all the difference. Especially in the Lake District.
Oh, and I made a few brooches.
I hope everyone had a good Easter. I did. We sat in the garden in the sun.