Friday, June 22, 2012

Inspiration for new pieces.

On a walk in Corbetts Glen in Brighton NY, one summer day, I took photographs that I would use as the basis for my work.

First I sketched out my design, and focusing on certain areas, capturing the sunlight filtering through the trees. This was then sketched again onto the plain silk. Resist was applied to outline the basic design, this allows me to apply silk paint to the silk, without the colors bleeding. The dyes are fixed by ironing and then the silk is washed. It is now ready, for me to begin adding the stitches.