Sian Kibblewhite has been involved with textiles for many years, not only as a teacher, but also as a textile artist in her own right. She specialises in creating landscape pictures using various techniques and materials. Here we showcase an example of her work made from using layers of Lutradur. The image above shows the tree featured in her ‘Misty Morning’ landscape in closer detail.
In her own words Sian describes how she makes her pictures –
‘I usually spray the Lutradur with a watered down acrylic paint to get various effects as the paint dribbles down the fabric. By spraying you can achieve various intensities of colour and blend shades together, which is excellent for landscapes.
I spend a considerable time looking at the type of marks/effects that have been achieved by the colouring process and take my lead from this to develop my landscapes.
To cut out the shapes I use a fine tip soldering iron which gives me a fine line for hedges, trees and branches. These are then attached to the background by free machine embroidery to ensure all layers are secure.’
We hope to feature more of Sian’s work over the next few weeks, but if you would like to see
more images of her art, please visit her website www.fabriclandscapes.co.uk
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