“Sunset, North Saskatchewan River” (2014)

“Sunset, North Saskatchewan River” (2014) 32inches by 40 inches naturally hand-dyed cotton, silk and wool hand stitched and hand beaded

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:

sun

sun

 

trees

trees

 

river and dead trees

river and dead trees

 

island

island

 

river

river

 

more trees

more trees

 

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
http://www.thehuntergroup.ca

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5 thoughts on ““Sunset, North Saskatchewan River” (2014)

  1. Gretchen says:

    Wow…..stunning……gorgeous. Would love to see this in person! Congrats on a wonderful vision and an awesome work of art.

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