Els Mommers – Circle(s) – Circle 1
This theme had so many possibilities that I found it very hard to make a choice. After several ideas I choose tyvek as the material I wanted to use for this subject.,
I started painting tyvek and cutting it into pieces. On some of these pieces I sewed different kind of materials for example: tulle, organza, chiffon, angelina etc. Then I shrunk them with a hot iron.
Next step was burning the pieces in shape with the soldering iron.
For the background I choose a glossy synthetic fabric and after making a quilt sandwich I sewed the tyvek pieces in free motion stitch on it. The quilting of the background in done in round pebbles.
The circle was too compact and needed some more open space in it so I painted some tyvek in parchment color, shrunk it, sewed it on top of the other parts of the circle and went over it with some gilder’s paste. To give it a little more depth I added some slivers of black painted tyvek.
In the meantime I had made a second circle. I will add a photograph of that one too.
Now thinking of making a third one to get a triptych.
Close up view circle 1