‘Leave no Trace’

120.00

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  • Picture size: 8 inch x 8 inch
    Picture with frame: 13 inch x 13 inch
  • Materials: fabric, cotton thread, wooden frame handmade in Ireland

Postage and Packaging: extra.

Ireland: 12eur
UK/Europe: 18eur
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  • This piece of textile art 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 background is made using inktense pencils to give an out of focus effect.

 

  • This image was created as a commission for Green Earth Organics (www.greenearthorganics) to use on a shopping bag and as a postcard to send out to customers. The message behind the image is to live lightly upon the earth, and leave no trace of our passing. We used a bee as a symbol of this as our bees are so affected by the choices we make in how we live our lives, and yet, without them and their pollinating, we would not live at all. I am delighted to offer the original for sale here; a beautiful reminder to bring awareness into our daily lives and make good choices – for ourselves, and the natural world.