Eke Krug – Series – Song about a rose – Abstract
How to translate a rose in an abstract art-quilt, that’s the challenge for the second piece of the series. Thinking about how to do that, I decide to put a piece of transfer paper on top of my rose quilt and follow some interesting lines. Plus some lines that make the two pieces compare to each other. When ready I started the making process.
To start I take the same white fabric that I used for the first piece and put my line drawing on top of it. Now I have to decide in which way I will work it out. Cutting up the paper seems to be the best way to do it. For my complementary colours, I start with red and oranges. I have different pieces of synthetic organza that will do for this abstract piece. And so I start cutting my drawing up, piece by piece and cut the different organza’s and put them in place with vliesofix. First thing I did, was to create big layers of colour, overlapping each other partly. In that way the diversity of colour will be bigger and it is possible to make many gradations of colour out of three colours organza.
Once all pieces are in place, I start sewing, trying to do the thread painting I used in the first piece. First I made the black lines and put the black tulle pieces in place. Then the shapes, referring to the rose were filled with thread. And after that I decided to use lines for the rest of the piece.
It was fun to do and I like the result. Maybe good to do some more abstract work….
Techniques: thread painting
Materials: cotton for the front and backside, bamboo batting, several colours of organza, black tulle, cotton machine threads in many colours
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