The latest fibre art piece is completed after an ambitious and labor intensive 2 months. This is the largest piece I have tackled to date measuring in at 32 inches by 40 inches. The fabrics and threads have all been hand-dyed in hand crafted natural dyes. Cutch, lac, madder, pomegranate, logwood and tansy are the plant-based materials that bring the color to the piece. Thousands of glass beads add the light and sparkle to this Alberta landscape. Unfortunately an internet picture can’t convey the scale, it is really a piece that makes you stop and look (and touch…….the beading is really cool to touch!).
Here are a few of the details:
Working large definitely has its challenges, from the amount of time the piece takes, to finding a work space that works for stitching, plus finding a mounting method that works. The bigger piece definitely does provide more visual impact than the smaller pieces I have done. It was a great experience to work large and it is something I will do again.
Artwork by Debra Hunter