‘A Mother’s Love’
I designed this piece with Mother’s Day in mind, but it would make a lovely card to send to a loved one at any time of the year.
The original textile artwork is created by layering up many small pieces of fabric to create interesting effects and textures. These are stuck in place and then sewed over using my sewing machine. I use a technique called free motion stitching where I draw with the threads, and in this case, as I draw with threads over the little pieces of fabric the edges ruffle and become frayed creating beautiful textures and effects. I use the fabrics as you would use paint, each little piece is like a brushstroke, another piece of the whole work. All the fabrics I use are offcuts and unwanted bits and pieces that are too small for other creative people to use, so they donate them to me!
The card itself has been printed by professional fine art printers on hammered paper giving the surface a lovely texture. It comes in a biodegradeable cello bag and with a white envelope. It is 11.5cm x 17cm. and will be posted out to you in a hardbacked envelope to protect it.
I can also send it directly to your loved one with a handwritten message of your choice. Just contact me directly by email, facebook or instagram to arrange.