Friday, 8 June 2012
Photo Friday : Peaks And Troughs, detail.
This is a detail from one of my quilts, called Peaks And Troughs. I think it illustrates beautifully the benefits of working with spunbonded fabric; this is a piece of Lutradur 100 on top of a piece of hand dyed fabric. The fabric itself is highly coloured and interestingly patterned, as well as having a slight sheen (it is vintage rayon). I wanted to show that on the surface of the quilt in some places, so I cut back the motif. To strengthen its visual impact, I added some fabric paint following the lines of the quilting, to give the swirling effect that you see above.
How could you apply these techniques in your own work?