30. Aug, 2018

And then into blending the fabrics

The transition from one fabric to another was achieved through thread painting with special emphasis on the direction of light and dark from the original template. Some parts of some fabrics were emphasised by stitching over the design - like the orange flowers in the batik piece. Other fabrics were "knocked" back by stippling over them. I havent worked on the feet or ground in this photo and I have decided to add more ground around the feet so he isnt "floating". It was a wonderful learning experience and I am already planning on how I could utilise these techniques using my stitched leaves or chocolate paper or teabag fabrics