How about this glowing piece what an amazing use of zips
None of them mine but from the book by C.June Barnes, an amazing book which tells you how to get the texture and distortion into quilted pieces and how to dye them as a whole cloth,it is a really good book.
This photo is too show that the backing which was some embellished wool I had made has shrunk and the stitching has made it into a cone shape,I am going to try again with some half felt I have made as I want to use this idea to make an ammonite piece.Looking at the photo below I could go into making bra`s!
Having sewn for hours I now know that my machine is at the wrong height as my neck and shoulders are giving me gyp.When you are sat at the machine it should be at the same level as your hands when bent at a right angle so I sat perched on 2 cushions then I had trouble using the foot pedal,so thats my excuse. The intention was too heavily freemachine stitch over different types of fabric,silk, calico,hessian,denim,cotton manmade fibre,with a piece of wool blanket underneath so that it would shrink when washed and scrunch up the top layer,below is a detail, the wool did not shrink as much as I had hoped.But I went on to dye it flat in a tray with 2 colours this worked well but does not show up too well here.
Notebooks made by putting gesso and scrim over pelmet vilene, the design on the front is painted tyvek, it is meant to look like metal.
These two notebooks were made by pressing the fossils into gesso and scrim, the papers tied in with a cord so that they can be replaced.
These fossils were made by pressing toilet paper over real fossils and then dampening the layers, when dry paint on gesso and then paint.