Caro Higgs – Squares
This was a good excuse to use up some of my stash and play with the concept of weaving. I have returned to my Indian theme, the fabrics all come from India, whether it is the silk sari fabric or the cottons. The indigo printed fabric is one I made with a mud resist while I was there the other two cottons and the patterned silk sari were dyed when I got home. Weaving appealed as a subject even if the squares are not perfect squares the idea is there; while travelling around there were so many wonderful things to see, not all of them intact and some of them giving glimpses of hidden domains through their fragments. Here you have the plant life which is in part revealed, part hidden and the plain fabrics have the motif from my first series stitched into them as if the stone work has broken away. Finally I have threaded a network of squares in line form which create yet another very minor of screen and add a small amount of Indian “glitz .
Fabrics were woven together and then machine stitched to hold them in place. Hand embroidery/quilting was added using cotton threads and then a metallic thread net was created using beads.
Detail showing the ‘broken’ motif behind the thread net.