I managed to do it by the deadline! Well ..sort of I didn’t quite finish, still needs binding but the first project is otherwise complete.
‘Close to Me’
As an Aurilfil Artisan I need to complete at least a minimum of four projects over the 12 months of different genres. Showcasing the different threads. I love these threads and the colours are just perfect nevertheless the quality.
I already had a plan to do this, so easy choice for project one.
From my photo and although not perfect it carries memories of that time in 2017 that my husband and I got to hike, then spend over an hour with a family of Rwanda Mountain Gorillas…..absolutely sensational.
For this artwork as per usual I either trace from a drawing or a blown up photo of the subject onto a base fabric. Then I can start the collage with the scraps of fabric onto the drawing, back it up with stabilizer and can’t wait to get it under the needle of my awesome Bernina Q20, which to me is an extension of my vision, this is no different to me as my paint brush and the Aurifil threads are my paint with a fine brush to give the detail.