Dark foreground with small trees on top of cliff edge silhouetted against pink and mauve sky

‘Cliff Edge’ by Sian Kibblewhite

We have previously showcased textile art by Sian Kibblewhite and are now delighted to bring you two more examples of her work. Sian has created these images with layers of Lutradur and machine embroidery to create beautiful atmospheric scenes.

In her own words Sian describes how she creates 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.’

 

Tall picture showing a tree in the middle ground bending to the right, silhouetted against a background of burnt orange, green, blue and brown.

‘Tree’ by Sian Kibblewhite