Thursday, May 08, 2008

Klimt?? Not really!

My April Arch at Textile Challenges was for Anna.
Anna likes Klimt, so do I. Anna loves the same colours as me ;0)

I had made a piece using Gustav Klimt as inspiration a while ago and was pleased to be able to do another.

I started out with purple felt and squares and oblong snippets from other fabrics I had made. I covered them with a piece of organza and my initial idea was to use my soldering iron and fuse the pieces to the felt.
I don't know what happend and will have to have another go but all I did was burn through the felt to the glass. Hmm..

Not to be beat, I covered all with a black chiffon scarf and machine stitched round the shapes. I did FME all over the background adding swirls and curls.

I finished off with a satin stitched edge.

Funnily enough this is one of those rare pieces that actually shows up better in the photo so fas as you can see the colours and shapes of the pieces underneath.
The real piece is much more subtle and you have to move it around to see what lies beneath the shimmer of the organza.


Sue said...

So beautiful, Alis - a lovely interpretation.

Liz said...

A beautiful piece. I think you did a great job. I have not worked much with felt, so I am curious about how your attempt to fuse it burned a hole. Sounds like something I need to experiment with. As long as I don't set fire to my studio. DH tends to frown on that sort of thing. LOL!

Carol said...

Beautiful Alis, your picture shows the up detail really well, its so difficult to photograph organza, isn't it.

austin said...

I am amazed with your work. Another beautiful piece in a long list of beautiful pieces. Keep up the good work, you are very inspiring!