Assignment 5 – Stage 6: The Final Piece


noun, plural syn·the·ses [sin-thuh-seez]

  1. the combining of the constituent elements of separate material or abstract entities into a single or unified entity (opposed to analysis, ) the separating of any material or abstract entity into its constituent elements.
  2. a complex whole formed by combining.

Finished-webThe cords have been couched in place and threaded through the felt in some areas.  The entire felted section has been free-motion machine-stitched to the base fabric, unifying the surfaces and raising the teal domes.  Scribbled machining has been applied to the felt edging giving the impression of it expanding and encroaching across the base material.  Free-standing buttonhole rings have been added, providing another texture and dimension.

Finished-scribbling-webClose up of free-motion scribbling, a technique I have not tried before.

Finished-dimension-webClose up of raised enclosed felt dome and couched buttonhole ring.

Finished-netting-webClose up of netting showing entangled drink can ring-pull and broken key ring.

Finished-close-up-webClose up of one section demonstrating a variety of techniques.

This project has enabled me to extend some of my existing skills, improve others where I lacked experience and draw on new skills learned within this course, particularly net making, manipulating fabric and a systematic approach to creating a workable design in stages.

It has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience and three months ago I could not have imagined how the work would unfold and progress to this outcome.  I feel the time and effort has been rewarded with a piece that demonstrates how my work has evolved over the last 15 months.

The piece is yet to be backed and have the hanging attachment stitched on.


About Claire B

I am a passionate printmaker, paper maker and book artist. I'm a 'forever' student and frequently attend courses and workshops to extend and improve my creative skills.
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4 Responses to Assignment 5 – Stage 6: The Final Piece

  1. Jane Bodnaruk says:

    I like the varieties of texture and the movement of the whole piece

  2. This is beautiful. I love the range of textures and techniques, especially the button hole rings, I love the combination of utility and creative stitches. I am so inspired by this. I initially looked at your blog for print making ideas but was very excited to see your textile work as I am thinking of doing this course next

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