Saturday 2 November 2019

Florida cut up

As you know I do lots of workshops at Littleheath Barn.  One of them was an Artcloth based on a landscape.  I chose to use the Atlantic coast of Florida for my inspiration.  I wrote about the course here.

Liske suggested we worked on 2 pieces of cloth.  One was the practice piece and the other was to be the finished piece.  The one on the right was supposed to be the practice one, but it ended up being the finished piece.

You may know that I love to cut up my work, especially if I don't like it.  I happened upon the work of Katie Fowler who paints abstract landscapes on cloth and then cuts it up.  She also cuts up her finished quilts!

So I'm in good company!

I decided to cut up the other Florida piece.

I was fortunate to find a large box canvas at Hobbycraft - and, extra joy, it was half price!   I found some soft calico in my stash and started auditioning the squares on it.

I ironed a small amount of bondweb on the back of each square and bonded the squares to the calico.  I machine stitched round each square.

 I ironed bondaweb onto some of the offcuts from the original artcloth.

 I cut small pieces of the spare fabric and auditioned bits on the squares.

 These were then bonded to the large piece and machined.

The calico is now pinned to a backing fabric with a pad of felt wadding.  I am going to do some hand stitching on the squares and then some hand quilting before stretching the finished piece over the box canvas.

Watch this space for the finished piece.

Thanks for joining me today.


  1. I always enjoy seeing your work.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is incredible! I am in awe of the mixed media art you do with fabric, Bernice! It is truly so inspiring. :)


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