|Fabric Arts: The Portraits Project|
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Portraits Project in Textile
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.