Sunday, June 23, 2013

PAP3 developments

Moving on from my samples of motifs on organza and rethought design in previous postings I sketched a working paper design in the colours I wanted to use.

12.7 design
The paper design has additional shapes to the felt motifs which will be in dyed organza then outlined motifs in colour and in white - a sort of progression into translucency, bearing in mind that I wish to hang this freely in a window space.  The very white sections on the drawing represent cut areas in the organza.

So here is the laying out of the design in prefelted shapes.  Because of the size (about 3m x 1.5m) I did this on the floor then struggled with getting it to the felting table in one piece.  Note to self: get a bigger table.

12.8 laying out felting design
The felting in process a section at a time:

12.9 nunofelting process
and the nunofelted organza before stitching anything:
12.10 Nunofelted hanging on organza
I have now worked into this organza adding the dyed organza motifs, embroidered shapes and cutwork.

You'll have to excuse the red curtains above but I wanted to photograph in an open window and the open patio doorway on a rather wet wintry afternoon had to suffice.  You'll see more detail in the next photos:


The top and side edges have been simply overlocked to finish and a top pocket formed to take a rod.
The piece is not completed as the bottom edge has not been thought through properly - but I will talk through a further few ideas with Sian when I bring it to Farncombe in July.

One thing I am particularly pleased with is how the hanging moved in the breeze, seemed to go with the movement of the design, and that despite the felting thickness the hanging remains delicate.



JaneO said...

Looking good Helen.

Max the Lobster said...

Can't wait to see it.

Catherine said...

Looks great - can't wait to see it at Farncombe!

sharon young said...

What a lovely piece, Helen, the felt motifs work very well against the organza and the colour scheme is superb.