A group of internet artists from all over the place who have decided to give each other a challenge every few weeks, on a theme chosen by each in turn. We have different ideas and styles, but share a love of textiles, and want to have some fun.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

returning to the light

hi all
i am a bit awed at being part of this group - so full of people whose work i admire and find incredibly inspiring. i have been making art textiles/quilts for about 5 years and am really moving away from the 'quilt' aspect to more freeform layered pieces. my blog is textileseahorse and has been rather neglected over the last few months as i reassemble my life after a marriage disintegration, resigning from my job, meeting my new partner and moving house.

the timing for this challenge is fabulous for me - i am really moving from a time of shadow and low creativity back into the light.

playing around with some ideas around light and shadow, i made this piece this afternoon. i am interested in the play of light over textures and in manipulating fabrics in different weights to distort and disconcert.
this is silk chiffon layered over tyvek and silk dupion - contour stitched with a gathering foot and heated.


Anonymous said...

Hello Lisette, Lovely to see you here, and so glad you could make it. Looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

Elma in Lochwinnoch said...

Most interesting, Lisette. Is this using the rusting tecnique on the fabric as I love the colour!

sandra wyman said...

Oooh this looks intriguing - wonder what will happen next?

lisette said...

elma - that rusty look is the result of some over-zealous burning with the heat tool. so i made a virtue of necessity and kept on burning!

Sue said...

So happy you are a companion on this journey xxx