Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Vessel Challenge

There is a fabulous new challenge on Carol Taylor's Group - Textile Challenges - it's vessels. I am really fired up with this challenge. This is my prototype having designed the shape with paper first to make sure it went together. My intention with this piece was to play around with shapes however it went together so well I ended up completing it.

I used hand dyed/salt resist cotton and built-in machine embroidery stitches with the addition of a small amount of Irise paper under the machine embroidery (not easy) - well you know how I like a bit of sparkle. I used wireform to get the shapes to stay as they are. I am already working on another idea using different media - black and gold - I will post pictures when it's finished.

18 comments:

SuZ said...

BEAUTIFUL !!!
BEAUTIFUL !!!
BEAUTIFUL !!!

did I mention how beautiful this piece is ??? !!! VBG....

Farmersgirl said...

Carol, this is stunning. You have really inspired me to get back into textiles - I had no idea there were textile challenges, am off to surf your blog links.

Janice

Sue B said...

Carol this is FABULOUS!

arlee said...

OOO, i LOVE it when the gauntlet is tossed, the bar raised and the challenge is on--that is AMAZING And if that's paper/the prototype, the resulting textiles piece is gonna be goshdarned stunning!

rlbates said...

Can I just echo all the other comments? Wow!!!!

kay susan said...

Oh, I REALLY like that! The machine stitching sets it off so nicely. Nice job!

verobirdie said...

Really beautiful. Like an offering to the world. very inspiring.

StegArt said...

Wow, this is great.

Linda said...

This is a really organic shape - it must surely be the beginning of something.

Michelle said...

Wow, Carol! Stunning!

Tonniece said...

This is out of this world Carol. Just beautiful. I LOVE IT!!

Suzanne said...

I must agree with the ladies outstanding, the color and the shape, just WoW.
Suzanne

Sandy said...

Beautiful vessel and so unique! Sandy

Barbara said...

Wow! This is so beautiful!!!

Dianne said...

Just STUNNING!!!!!!!!

Dianne said...

LOVE the shape of this vessel - very cool!!!

Nikki said...

I love your boxes and vessels!

Angelcat said...

wow your vessel is just breathtaking!