Sunday, March 30, 2008

Embellisher Experiment #8: Lurid Sunrise

Today I was free to play with the Embellisher again after too long a hiatus!
I have always been fascinated by clouds and have tried many times to capture them in fabric. This time I went for a sunrise, using some hand-dyed silk fibers and polyester sheers over a hand-dyed cotton background fabric.
The hills in the foreground are simply felt-appliqued.

This was a quick composition, taking not much more than an hour. I wanted to explore how the fabrics and fibers would behave. Next I will see what kind of detail I can add with some hand stitching...
This piece measures 10 1/2" X 11".

Meanwhile, the funky knitting project is growing....

I had forgotten how seductive knitting can be. It is hard to put down.

8 comments :

Vicki W said...

Love that sky!!

Judy S. said...

Hi Allie,

You actually had a sunrise today? We awoke to about 4 inches of new snow, definitely a first in all our years here for this time of year! But, I also have wondered how to capture the pinks and blues of sunrise or sunset....you've done it well! And I do agree that knitting is very seductive....so is yarn and fabric collecting ;).

donnarae said...

Allie, I love the landscape! The sky is, shall we say, vivid. Not lurid. :-)
Donna

Maureen said...

A beautiful picture!looking forward to the end result , I really must start to get brave and experiment with fabrics - maureen x

kay susan said...

Love that landscape - especially the sunrise!

Possibilities, Etc. said...

I'm a cloud person myself - and now teaching grandchildren to notice the gorgeous colors and formations of sunsets (my favorites) Knitting is hypnotic, addictive, and very soothing - recommended by cardiologists for just that effect! It's also very creative.

Barbara C said...

I love your title, and the colors in your piece are, if not lurid, are as donnarae noted, definitely vivid.

Your knitting is coming along nicely. I've also used random pieces of crewel and tapestry yarn in this kind of piece. The little bits are just the right length.

Susan said...

What a pretty piece! I can just imagine embellishing that by hand myself, even if I can't imagine making it.