Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Painting with wool..

....or cotton!

Henri Matisse is known for his vibrant colourful cut-out compositions, drawing or painting with scissors. I was captivated by this exhibition on holiday and have been fascinated ever since.

A friend has a leafy cut out picture full of  rainbow colours similar to these
For her birthday I hooked an experimental  freestyle One Of A Kind cotton coaster, inspired by Matisse leaf patterns.


It really was like painting with cotton!


The idea appeared before the materials - I intended to use cotton from my stash, but out shopping happened upon two fabulous skeins in a charity shop.


 The customary view from behind!


Working in the back of stitches gives a knobbly effect!


There's another exciting freeform project waiting in the wings....I'm enjoying taking and selecting photographs, and LoVeD the creating process!
Looking forward to sharing it soon!

5 comments:

crazydazy said...

You are always very lucky with your trips to charity shops. I love the contrast of colour and texture between the leaf and the green coaster. Looking forward to seeing your other freeform projects.

Valentina Olden Patterns said...

I abolutely LOVE this! You're so talented to creat such things!

linda said...

How lovely Ali you're makes are always so unique, looking forward to seeing your next project. :) x

Amy at love made my home said...

So clever! Very pretty too. xx

Jacqui Galloway said...

It reallly is like a little painting x