MARQUEE

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I'm looking forward to returning in January 2021
to continue on with various art projects and new work
I look forward to that very much and hope to see you then
"I begin with an idea ... and then it becomes something else"
~ Picasso

Sunday, 1 February 2015

the beekeeper's allotment

the beekeeper's allotment is naturally honey coloured
 
I used cellophane toffee wrappers, hand dyed silk and some metallic fabrics
and the other side of the beehive cross stitch with tiny little bees

 
on top of the silk I added some gold metallic paint and pressed another
piece of chiffon and some gilding flakes into the paint while it was still wet
 
I also added some of the gold paint on the blanket piece
and dotted lots of french knots across the piece
 
I used different shades of honey, beige, brown and gold for the knots
in this instance ... I think they look like little bees


I like using fabrics that have raw edges
and fabrics with pleats and tucks
 
along with the knots ... it adds a bit of texture so the piece is tactile


tomorrow ... "the allotment hedgerow"

6 comments:

Carol Rigby said...

Yes. The french knots do look like bees. Looking forward to seeing tomorrows allotment.

https://tastytextiles.blogspot.com/ said...

Another masterpiece!

Julie said...

The little hive cross stitch fits perfectly with all the different fabrics. I thought the cellophane wrappers were from Jaffa cakes ;-)

TwinkleToes2day said...

FanTAStic use of different materials! I am uber impressed with your french knots. That is one (of many) stitch, that I have never been able to do.
Looking forward to seeing the hedgerow ((hugs)) x

chrissie said...

Very beautiful and very inspiration as well

Love Chrissie

Anonymous said...

Warm and inviting. xox