Sunday, January 6, 2013

Portraits Project in Textile

Fabric Arts: The Portraits Project
Months ago, I was invited to participate in a Fabric Arts, Portraits Show to be held in Kaslo, BC in the summer of 2013. Instructions included creating a self portrait in textile with a size maximum of 36 " in width. Although I didn't actually physically begin until two days ago, there has been a lot of thinking done about the project.
As hiking has always been an important part of my life I started looking through my hiking photos. One photo from last fall had great colours and an interesting composition.
Today I finished enlarging it by drawing a grid on the 8 1/2" X 11" photo and sketching it onto a large paper approximately 36" wide and proportionally the same height as the photo. I darkened the lines with felt pen so that I could see them through cloth and transfered the image onto cotton fabric by sketching in the major lines with thickened black dye.
I have ideas for where I am headed, but I'm hesitant to share them as you know how ideas can change. Look for updates of the project in future posts.



Win Dinn, Artist said...

I'm excited to see where this will take you, Eileen! Thanks for posting.

Laura Leeder said...

Your off to a great start Eileen!