Monday, 16 August 2010

Birdcage

It has been a while since I've set aside the time to work on some bigger embroideries which is a shame as i enjoy them most of all. I particularly like working with box canvases wrapping them in fabric and letting the image spill over the frame making it part of the work, so it becomes an object rather than just a functional frame. 




I've used the Longtail stitched on Liberty 'Nina' print Tana Lawn fabric, appliqued onto grey branches of 'birdsong' liberty print in the shape of an ornate bird cage with the tail only stitched at the base. The bird cage is hand appliqued onto ticking style fabric with the edge of the cage spilling over the side of the canvas. I wanted to create depth by using different layers and texture, with elements coming off and around the canvas even on something as small as 13cm x 13cm x4cm. Being a box frame it stands happily or can be hung, which is another thing I really like about small box frames, they become little objects in their own right.





2 comments:

  1. So pretty ! I love artwork where the work spills out of the sides of the canvas onto the frames or edges xx

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