Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Candy Floss!

A while ago an idea began to stew, 
for a friend, who had given me one of her beautiful stained glass owls...
she has a liking for Day of the Dead skulls aka sugar skulls.
Whilst having fun with my cotton stash and with spirals on my mind the idea began to take shape and crystallise!


This was the prototype, one strand of variegated cotton and a cream cotton with variegated sewing thread....sweet!

After poking, pulling and prodding,
 musing and meditating, 
cogitating and consulting,
 Mr RW commented on the stitches...
and I thought about spaces!


 Second holey spiral!
...and the backside view with some stitching to form the skull shape - a little asymmetric but I'm sure that's not unusual!


The final piece with crochet flowers, and a needle felted  middle (nose!)


My friend was thrilled with a freeform flavour of an iconic image...
and is hoping to frame it in a box frame!
Its great to see things from another artists view...reminded me to search out some frames....


Its  a tiny spoonful of a  stash bust at 8g!

7 comments:

crazydazy said...

great idea to use the sewing thread with the cotton.....love the eyes on your day of the dead skull!

Amy at love made my home said...

Amazing!! It is not my taste, but it is an amazing piece of work, and I can totally see why your friend wants to frame it! How clever are you! xx

Jacqui Galloway said...

Loving your tiny spoonful! I can see lots of thought has gone into shaping and making it skull-like. Love the playful flowers for eyes .... makes it less sinister.
Jacqui xx

Melatia said...

Wow, love it! What a great idea, and amazing result!

September Violets said...

I couldn't see where this was going until you said "skull". Ahh! Very creative and I can see why your friend was delighted. The eyes give it that fun, yet creepy feel, which is how I feel about the whole celebration. It sort of gives me chills. Great work Ali! Wendy x

linda said...

Wow that's amazing, you always have such original idea's Ali. :)

Helenjean said...

Damien Hirst eat your heart out ! This is really effective . Well done