Els Mommers – Series #5 -IndiaDoor
Long ago I had decided that I wanted my last door to be a door in India.
Things went different than expected and I was not able to use my sketch and material that I had left on Saba.
On FOQ in Birmingham I saw a sample of a “doorway stitch project” by Wendy Dolan that was for sale as a pattern. I bought it and tried this new technique.
It was a nice way to make my India door.
As I didn’t have much material available I had to work with what was at hand. An old bed sheet and some tissue paper from a shoebox was made into fabric paper and painted with some purple spray paint and gold acrylic paint.
A new piece of fabric was made out of all kind of different white strips in varying widths and lengths and painted in the same purple as the background, mixed with some brown acrylic paint. The pattern of the door was embroidered on this fabric.
It was then sewed onto the fabric paper and two columns made out of gold painted tyvek were placed next to the door. These columns were outlined with silk strings and attached by hand.
Steps were made of purple hand dyed fabric what I got from a friend. The silhouette is very dark purple with some acrylic gold on it.
On one side the flowers are embroidered and very small beads added. The other side has small petals of fabric attached by machine and some embroidery for the leaves.
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