CHALLENGE 2013: This was a non happening but will be part of my next years work as I work thru the year

CHALLENGE 2012 : Each month I will choose a picture from last years challenge and create a fibre art interpretation of it or piece of it using at least one new technique each time.

CHALLENGE: 2011: 365 days in picture.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Fabric Dyeing

Managed to slot in the fabric dyeing yesterday .... a little later than planned.  Not too shabby I say!

My picture choice is now revealed .  Size 12 x 12.   Threadplay will probably be a strong feature in this work and to get the dark overtones on the petals I am looking at using oil sticks.

I have also decided that all will be mounted on a boxed stretch canvas.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


I have chosen 2 pics ... both very different and one more of a challenge than the other.

This was taken at Mpila, Umfolozi Game Reserve and I was drawn to it first. Something about it talks to me.

I find myself drawn to flowers so I suppose this was an expected second choice.  I have added 2 cropped pics as I prefer the inner detail and contrast of the lily. I am drawn to the middle pic.

Mmmmmm ......... now the choice.  Firstly, I need to think about size for the challenge, i.e. do I keep them all the same or let the pieces decide with a maximum in place.  I seem to have talked myself into an answer....... The piece will decide but no piece will be larger than 50cm square.