Monday, 8 June 2015

Klimt beginnings


So we had the pleasure of Wendy Dolan for two whole days on Saturday and Sunday, 

There was a plan, which was adapted from Klimt's Stoclet Frieze - the headdress on the dancing girl called Expectation


and layers of yummy fabric, all tacked together, the design traced off


And the basic design stitched into the reverse,


Then came the soldering iron, and the delicate peeling away of layer upon layer, carefully separating with a needle, then melting away, stitching, foiling, stitching some more. We were, at all times, guided by Wendy's patient, good humoured, informative, ably demonstrated and skillful support. 


I think we all did rather well. It is one of the great pleasures of doing a workshop with a group of friends, you get to see so many differing and beatiful interpretations of one idea.

And mine so far? It all depends on which way the light falls



Plenty more to do, but I'm rather happy with the start

2 comments:

  1. That first photo is really spectecular, Kat !

    (hmmmm you must have had a very fine and very sharp little scissors ...)

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    1. glad you like it Els :-) Not much scissor work, the soldering iron cuts and seals the edge of the organza at the same time, but you do have to be very very careful!!

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