Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Creston Flats

Hand Dyed Fabric with Thread Sketching
Across the Creston valley, the light often peeks through the clouds, bathing the mountains in a mystical looking glow. Brilliant yellow fields often dot the valley floor and are a strong contrast with the deep green fields.
The mediums used here to depict this local scene are hand dyed fabrics with free motion stitching. For those of you that are unfamiliar with free motion stitching, it is moving the fabric under the sewing machine while stitching. I think of it as sketching with thread. This 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" piece is to be made into an art card. Textile art cards are available at Creston Card and Stationery, Creston, BC.


Unknown said...

I LOVE how you captured the effect of the sunlight peeking through the clouds!

Win Dinn, Artist said...

Love this one, Eileen - so true to the feel of the valley!