I almost hesitate to post this since it's so far from completion...however, my very busy month of Oct. is keeping me away from the studio more than I'd like. So, squeezing in small periods of time to work is better than none.Along the road to our closest town, there's a metal fabricator whose garage door is always open. It's called me every time I pass. So, recently I stopped in, hoping to find some metal pieces that could be rusted. Unfortunately, the metal he uses is quite thick and due to its weight, won't incorporate well into fiber art.
He explained that anything smaller than the 7" x 1.5" piece above automatically falls into the water holding area of his plasma laser cutting machine. Too bad....I'll bet there is some good stuff there!
He kindly gave me two of the smallest pieces he had.....and I've been pondering ever since about how I could use it.
My plan is to create a landscape....though I'm woefully under skilled as far as perspective etc. goes, but I'm going to try. Using the stem stitch, various lines have been embroidered onto a heathered felted wool background.
Next, I'll attempt to use cross hatching to develop the shapes/shadows/colors. This will be time consuming...(fine by me...I love handwork) so be patient, updates will be forthcoming as the work develops.