Hilary Beattie - Ineke Berlyn - Linda Kemshall - Edwina Mackinnon - Catherine Nicholls - Stephanie Redfern
Thanks for the link Annabel - his work is amazing. I love them! Did you see the work by Helene Soubeyran at Knitting and Stitching a few years ago? She trapped fabric (and paper I think) in layers of resin and then sliced through the blocks revealing what looked like interesting abstract landscapes.
No, unfortunately I didn't Laura. I will google and see if there's any images....I love it when people stretch to the limits what can be done with -in this case- fabric. I might go and buy some resin and see what happens. 3D cubes of cathedral window etc might be fun!
Hi Annabel, She has a website: http://www.helenesoubeyran.com/ but the images I saw on there don't do the pieces justice so instead do a Google Image search for her name and you'll find better photos. I've done casting with fabric bedded into plaster and paint mixtures (something I might revisit with the Leamington exhibit in mind), but never with resin. It could be fun!
I did a little bit of something with clay... making grooves in plaster/modelling clay and stuffing it full of of fabric and then painting it- it ended up beautifully frayed and colourful, but unfortunately for me, it has been done by others I think! Thanks for the link. I shall check it out :)
ooo yes, thank you, I see what you mean! You've made my synapses fire again. Tut. I shan't sleep tonight!!
I'm thinking, a quilt is 3 layers stitched, but nowhere does it specify how far apart the layers have to be. I'd like to try extending the gap between front and backing, so that the threads are long and stretched out, and then fill the space with clear resin. Should be possible if I can find the right equipment!