As you can see Pat has finished making her mixed media textile
trees and they are now ready for the background.
The background is calico dyed and painted in several layers
to build up colour
in certain areas, and to signify borders.
The centre of the wallhanging is all threads and strands of fabric,
machine stitched and embellished onto felt.
Pat is going to take these out in a circle to the border.
This is a piece which needed the design process to
bring ideas together and to choose the different
ways the piece could go.
The design element of any artwork can happen at the
beginning and often at many different stages of development.
Standing back and often walking away leaving the piece
on show allows you to discover more about the artwork or
develop a different technique approach.
Sampling on a mock up really helps.
Not all art making is clear cut and can teach all
of us many different things along the way
by trying different techniques before settling on the next step,
Experimenting is one of the beauties of ART.