Monday, June 30, 2008

Denim tree

I was trying to emulate the wonderful Banyan tree here in the islands.

Decided it would be a good class project for a vest.

The vest back is the banyan and the fronts are other local flora.

To begin I made a rough watercolor of a tree in the park and then we used that as a base to figure how to create all the leaves and trunks.

I wanted to make it very textural so parts were cut away and pieced.

To lighten the trunk in parts I used bleach, diluted 50%

Lots of fibers and threads were used for couching and stitchery.

This type of project is lots of fun, never know how it will look when done.

1 comment:

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

You truly amaze me, Lilla!
I love your tectural ideas in fiber!