Musings of a New Zealand mixed media & textile artist
I have just completed the piece which will be my tutor piece for the Sew Marlborough mini Symposium starting this Thursday in Blenheim. It is called 'Lost'. I stitched the face from the back of the quilt using a heavier thread in the bobbin to give a sketchy look to the drawing. I have painted, stamped and stencilled on to the front and then done a lot of intensive stitching . I have used lots of different weights and colours of threads as I wanted a rich, painterly surface. I also cut out some shapes from the edges and stitched those on to the surface in places.