Wednesday, 13 July 2011

To Be Free

To Be Free 1

Another piece derived from my experiences at Rosie James' workshop. This piece started out life as an experiment and finished as this fabric collage.

To Be Free 2

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.

To Be Free 3

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.

To Be Free 4

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.

To Be Free 5

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!


  1. Very creative & the caption is perfect :)

  2. Thank you Jeanette! It was a very organic process starting with the dancers and moving into the caption and other textures