Using my original photos and also using computer embossing programmes to enhance them I decided the best bet for ensuring variety was to think through some ideas of storyboards before I started stitching. Notes and fabric were selected and five story boards surrounded me with variations of fabric selection on each board...this is what followed:
Sample 1 Textured sample board - granite/quartz rocks
Fabric sample a) the fabrics appealed to me; nylon, chiffon, polyester, felt and slubbed linen. The result of layering the top three three fabrics with the chiffon in the middle encouraged the idea to quilt the quartz lines of the stone. The 'tramlines were then cut open and distressed, to reveal the 'quartz' - or 'solid sunlight' in the words of George Wyllie.
|Ref 5.8.1 a|
Sample 2 Textured surface board, chalk 'shell' fro Coral Beach, Isle of Skye
Ref 5.8.2 a
Fabric sample c) thought a simpler format might be a better option so cut a circle of felt and the zigzag stitched string to give the effect, not sure if I like right or wrong side best!
Sample 4 Textured surface board, Sandstone wall Arbroath Abbey
Fabric sample b) using a cotton base layer, melted nylon was added before added a distress linen layer where threads had been withdrawn. threads were then knotted to pull threads together. finally knotted threads were added to give additional texture.
|Ref 5.8.5b (ii)|