Another piece derived from my experiences at Rosie James' workshop. This piece started out life as an experiment and finished as this fabric collage.
The figures come from a photo I took in Hawaii of my dancer friend. They are stitched on sheer fabrics and layered to create the illusion of movement.
The photo was taken on a beach so I ran with this idea when choosing my colour pallet and creating the collage. I used textured fabrics in silvers and blues. I free machine stitched a wave shape on silver lame to add to the collage.
I finished this piece off with the phrase 'To Be Free' which the figures inspired. I free machine stitched these through the blue and silver net layers.
I like the funky colours and textures I used in this piece. I am currently trying to find my signature style and this boldness might be it!