I am working with fibres at the moment, which I find very relaxing. My intention was to make a piece that represents New Zealand; a country that has wonderful colours all year round.
It is also a gift for a friend that will be visiting from the UK.
I will start with the Bg which was painted (gelli plate) and stamped, then stitched randomly.
The flower was cut using lace, tyvek, and fantasy film and the centre is a little piece of Paua shell; commonly used in Maori carvings, and traditionally represents the stars in the sky.
I have tried to recreate the iridescence of this shell using the fibres and beads.
Many layers sewn by hand...took me ages.
This will be framed.
I see NZ in this piece; a small part of this amazing planet called Earth.
Challenges to enter and to celebrate Earth Day: 22nd April.
Hope you are having a great day