go to site map
           
   
   
             
     

DISPLAY 4:
Pot-Pourri


This pot-pourri of pieces spans several years of work. Many of them explore my
continuing fascination with mixed media - connecting things that are apparently

disconnected - putting things together that aren't supposed to go together!

 
   


     
     
Embroidered Remembrance

  A Remembrance.

Example of one of the remembrances made
for all guests of a 50th birthday celebration.
Each one was cut from the same piece of
hand-dyed fabric. The embroidered motif is a
Celtic Heart Knot. It has no beginning and no
end. The small pocket on the front holds a
special pebble. The date was embroidered on
the back.



 
               
      Molly

  Molly.

I was given a fast clay face impression of a
young lady called Molly. I created the felt that
surrounds her. This celebratory piece was
sculpted with a felting needle. It was an honour
working with her!.



 
               
      Youngster side of doll

 
Spirit Doll - Reversible.

This side of this doll has a photograph of me
as a youngster.
The fabric is hand painted and embellished with
found objects, feathers, and stitched wool fibre.
 
               
      Adult side of doll

 
Spirit Doll - Reversed.

This side has me as an adult.
Special objects can be stored in the centre
pocket.
 
               
      Fibre and Raku tile

 

Raku Tile and Fibre 1.

A collaborative venture with a potter friend,
Dianne Hopkins. Dianne created the raku tiles.
I then formed the centre with raw dyed wool,
silk, threads, and yarn. It is free machine
stitched

 
               
      Raku tile with fibre   Raku Tile and Fibre 2.

My challenge was to produce a centre that
enhanced and complemented the beautiful
colours of the raku tile. Wire is woven round the
edge. It was a fun and interesting project.


 
               
      Fairy panel
 
Fairy 1.

I finger-painted the background keyhole shape
with textile paints. The fairy is a combination
of felt and 'thread' fabric created with water-
soluble stabilizer and metallic threads.



 
               
     
Fairy panel
 
Fairy 2.

This is a close-up of a larger piece. Again, the
background is finger-painted. This time I
included lengths of chenille. The fairy hovers
over a machine lace safety net.



 
               
     
Fibre Mat

 
Mat.

This mat incorporates fabrics, dyed wool, and
threads. The design was built up from a canvas
base. I free machine embroidered with metallic
threads and used a water-soluble stabilizer.



 
               
      Tosca at work  

Tosca.

This hand/arm puppet was a hit with children
and adults alike; it's made from felt, fabric and
fun fur. Although it has a look of a demented
cow, everyone agreed it was the most
handsome cat they'd ever seen!

 
     

       
     
Dancing Pots

 

Dancing Pots.

I made the collaged fabric first then cut out the
pot shapes. They were machine appliquéd onto
the background using a blanket stitch.