Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Creativity never rests. Edmonton green window project.

Red asked for lots of photos regarding the storefront installation I am doing for Colour Blind in Edmonton so I've decided to post working methods involved in my creations. A friend supplied the material, its an old curtain with the plastic type backing. When first gifted the material I was thinking there was nothing I could or would use it for. Well have I ever surprised myself. I've already used up one side by cutting off the worn and faded parts and making free form stitched feathers from the good parts. The plastic backing adds stiffness removing the need to sandwich interfacing between the material, a bonus.

After sewing fifteen feathers which took three days as I can only sit and sew for so long at a time, I got bored, and seeing lots of material left I drew out a paper pattern for butterfly wings, moth wings and two sizes of dragonfly wings. These bits of blue will hang from ceiling rods though I have yet to decide if they will free hang above the nests or be tied to netting more like a backdrop.

Well thats about it for today. I will take a few more in progress shots as the bits of blue become winged critters so you may enjoy the adventure with me.
Have a great day, hugs!


Red said...

Okay, now I get your butterflies. I had to go back and take a look at the photo.

Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Tess, my what pretty fabric it is. You are hard at work again and I bet you are loving every moment. Blessings! Be kind to yourself.

tess stieben said...

Red and Carol, thank you both for your kind interest. Yes I am enjoying creating outside of my element as it keeps the mind engaged in new ideas and ways of making. Big hugs.