As you readers know, I have been experimenting with small landscapes with fabric. This past month I attempted to replicate a couple of beach scenes from my vacation at the Vineyard. Well, I wasn’t planning to actually ‘replicate’ them as an artist would, but I wanted to render the main visual points from the photo.
So I wanted to create a fabric, stylized version of this.
For the grass, I had the idea that I could use burlap shreds in several different colors, and make colorful umbrellas. So these are the two that I finished that I actually like a bit:
In this one, I piled the grass higher closer to the beach, and then quilted the front part.
For this one, I used feathered white curtain thread for wispy clouds, and hand-dyed lace for the grass and beach in the foreground. I am still not completely satisfied, but I kind of like them. In the next few weeks I will get around to framing them.