Threads of Thought on creating with cloth and stitch
Lovely dragon and perfect to warm up winter. I remember seeing and being impressed with this at one of the York Heritage shows. It's nice to revisit the past!
Sometimes it's nice to review. It can give a clearer picture to where you want to go.
Yes, I like that - looking back in the winter. It's an impressive piece.
And I thought you said you don't do 'fierce' :) Love the interesting shapes and those eyes in the dark. What fabrics is it made of?
Hey, you're right, Yvonne..he is pretty fierce isn't he! The black cave shape is cotton. I drew the front dragon with bleach. The dragon back in the cave is machine stitched with a black metallic thread. Outside the cave are my own hand-dyed cottons. had great fun making princess dolls dotted about the edges. Under the dragon are all kinds of fabric scraps with beads and things I made out of paper clay.
wonder/ful dragon, what's his name? i must look up my dragon book to see where he might come from, he is a he isn't he? there were girl dragons too. nicely warming for a cold morning.
blogger seemed to think his name was Bubicla.
This is wonderful, really rich and I like the way it is almost a stage setting. Gilly
He is kind of staged, Gilly. the shape of the cave mouth is from Fingal's Cave in Scotland.Hey Kaite, Bubicla sounds much more romantic than Harry!
this is a very complicated piece...i'm gladyou spoke of how it was made...i was havinga hard time imagining the materials...reallyreally nice and talk about mixed media...!
This may have been made many years ago but it's right in vogue right now too! Sometimes looking backwards leads us forwards in ways we don't expect.
Thank you for taking the time to comment, your thoughts are most welcome.