A Walk in the Forest by Karen Lane

View of fifteen leafless slendour trees in various shades of green and grey with bright green ferns growing at the base of the trunks.

A Walk in the Forest by Karen Lane

We are delighted to showcase this beautiful piece designed and made by Karen Lane, Feltmaker and Textile Artist. The close-up photograph helps to show the exquisite attention to detail Karen has achieved on the ferns and tree trunks.

In her own words, Karen describes how it was created –

“This art quilt is 20″ x 16” and was made primarily with 70gms Lutradur, cut using a fine tip soldering iron and painted with acrylics. The woodland is constructed from six layers, each layer is painted in a slightly lighter shade than the next, working from dark to light, to create the illusion of perspective. Once the trees had been machine sewn in place, I added Lutradur ferns and hand stitched colonial knots to represent lichen/moss at the base of the trees.” You can see more of Karen’s work by visiting her website https://lincsinstitches.com/about/    

by Ruth Morgan | August 3, 2018 | Posted in Lutradur
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