Thursday, October 14, 2010

My "Cut-out" Period

When I broke my ankle 4 years ago, I couldn't dye fabric. In fact, I couldn't do much at all as my leg was screwed together and I wasn't able to put any weight on it for 12 weeks. A friend very kindly persuaded her husband to make me a fabric-covered board I could use, and instead of dyeing, I turned to fabric painting. With time on my hands, I also explored cutting out positive and negative images, and appliqueing them onto a background. Here are 2 of my favourites, both of which are PHDs (Projects Half Done).


maree said...

Love the effect of that top one Shirley - how have you attached the positive/negative shapes? Ciao

Shirley Goodwin said...

The designs were drawn onto Vliesofix which had been ironed onto the fabrics, and then laboriously cut out.

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Wonderful. imho