In more recent years I have also looked at alternative ways to present a landscape, and in my latest work I have used wood panelling bought from a salvage yard. The panelling itself is not the main interest of the work but provides a ‘canvas’ on which to build upon. The wood is cleaned, loose paint, dirt and dust removed and then a base layer of washed calico is wrapped around the panelling to provide support for the fabrics and threads to be applied. Where possible use is made of any features in the wood such as holes, marks, distress and wear.
Talks and workshops
- Landscape Collage
- Kantha Still Life
- Fabric Dyeing - natural fabrics - give yourself a palette of colour and effects using Procion cold water fibre reactive dyes with Manutex thickener and mark making with acrylic paints.