Lutradur Artwork by Sheila Dalgleish
Sheila is an accomplished Textile Artist, who has kindly contributed to our website on several occasions. We are delighted to bring you three more examples of her work, as pictured below –
Sheila tells us that Beinn na Moine is a rocky hillside on the island of Barra. To create this piece of work, she applied a fusible to the Lutradur and then drew the areas she wanted to cut out, before using a sharp pair of scissors to remove the unwanted material. She then fused the Lutradur on to the background fabric, carefully choosing where and how the cut out sections were positioned. A bit of stitching, plus an injection of some small pieces of bright colour helped to complete the scene.
For the Rock Pool Forest, Sheila painted the Lutradur with a thinly diluted solution of acrylic paint, cut it into the shapes of the seaweed and then fused them to the background before completing the work with plenty of machine stitching.
To create Waves, Sheila enlarged a photograph and traced the shapes of the waves, cutting them out of the Lutradur, before fusing them to the background. By using two different weights of Lutradur, cutting back various sections and also applying net to the picture, she was able to create this lovely artwork. Lots of machine stitching helped to complete the picture.
We think they are all beautiful.