Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Mixed Media Embroidered Message

Linda Chapman worked for George Weil as our Sales Manager.  She studied a BA Honours degree in Design and specialised in fine art.  Her love of textiles was inspired by her travels to Malaysia, India, Nepal and Australia and her experimentation with mixed media textiles and felt making has now progressed to making and selling her own creations (Moorend Felts).

Linda's freeform embroidery is so exciting.  She uses a variety of mixed media and brightly coloured, silky threads.  The close-up below shows how she has used the inkjet printable Organza to create a translucent layer which includes a personal message printed from her computer.

The handmade silk paper base (see more about this technique) has been painted with Jacquard Lumiere paints and then machine stitched.  Linda has also incorporated threads and other textured items, such as the Silk Carrier Rod which although hidden by the turquoise coloured paint, adds another texture to the finished piece. 

Although the camera hasn't captured the true texture and reflectiveness of this work, the detailed shot above does show the amount of work that has gone into it. 

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