‘Roots’ by Karen Lane
This beautiful piece of work by Karen Lane, seems to embody all the colours, textures and essence of autumn, so is very appropriate for this time of year. It is a great example of how Lutradur can be adapted to represent all the various textures from sturdy tree bark through to delicate leaves.
Karen is a Feltmaker and Textile Artist and we are fortunate to have featured her work several times in the past. Each piece always meets with a great deal of appreciation for the life-like accuracy of her work and her attention to detail.
In Karen’s own words she describes how it was made –
“Roots is based on three A4 pieces which represent the forest floor, each one connected to the next by tree roots. The roots, background and leaves are all made from hand painted and heat distressed 70gsm Lutradur. All elements have been stitched in place and mounted on to a 40cm x 80cm canvas.”
This work will be on display at the –
Quilt & Stitch Village, Uttoxeter Racecourse on the 17th, 18th and 19th April 2020.
Visitors will be able to see close up, not only Roots, but several other pieces made from Lutradur and Karen will be on hand to give lots of tips for working with this amazing fabric. So please make a note in your diary!