Thursday, July 15, 2010

Designing Women turns Ten

Designing Women turns 10 this year. To celebrate we are making artworks inspired by the word "Ten" which will be displayed together as part of our exhibition in November. There were 3 sizes of canvas to choose from and I chose to do 2x 12inch ones. These are detail shots of my work in progress. The first is the stitching of the fabric to the stabiliser and the second is of all the machine couched threads. I'm planning to add lots of colonical knots by hand to create the look of a gathering storm. I have limited my palette to 10 threads/yarns. I used a cording foot to keep the lines straight. The work will be stretched over the canvas once finished.