Sunday, July 6, 2008

Falling Leaves at Nutkin


This is a small landscape that is still in the process of being embellished. I was inspired to create the landscape using the RibbonSmyth "Earth" Fiber Sampler.
For a year, I taught ribbon workshops every five weeks in a wonderful shop in Surrey. While in the UK, I would stay at the shop owner's manor house named "Nutkin". It is a fabulous home and reminds me of the vintage image I used in the landscape. The landscape was built with pieces of burned doupioni silk basted to a muslin base. The image was fused to the silk pieces. Pieces of shredded spark orandy was layered over the sky-line.
The tree is created with couched fibers and RibbonRuffles leaves are scattered among the branches.
Gold metallic Ric Rac, RibbonRuffles, Fluff and Rococo lace are couched over the layers. A two inch silk doupioni border was attached to the landscape. The couched tree trunk fibers trail into the border. Burned silk leaves were attached to the border and small twigs from our "Shrieking Tree" were attached among the burned leaves. There is a layer of FiberFusion beneath the Fluff and a small antique gold frog resides next to the trunk.
Difficult to see, but there is a small gold sparrow sitting in one of the branches and a tiny antique gold dragonfly is nested among burned silk leaves.
Now to continue the embellishing! The piece is approximately 10 1/2"x 12 1/2".

7 comments:

Lin Moon said...

This is so gorgeous - I just love the tree....and the sky...and the burned leaves - I love it all! The textures are great.

Thelma said...

So beautiful!!!

Allison Ann Aller said...

So evocative of the mysteries of autumn! Just love this....

Rengin Yazitas said...

Gorgeous. An excellent work, Vic. It reminds me cool autumn days...

Judy in Indiana said...

Beautiful. I love the effect of distance. The large tree in the foreground and the small details in the distance. Just wonderful!
Judy in Indiana

Violette Severin said...

Wow! I have never seen an embroidered piece like this before. Did you create this method?

Patricia said...

Oh, my! This is simply spectacular. All the different techniques you used are amazing. If I tried burning shapes, I'd probably set the house on fire. This is just so beautiful.

Pat