Incorporating sewing

Luckily for my birthday I was gifted a brand new sewing machine and I thought given that I’m using fabric, I should definitely incorporate stitching. I had thought about this for a while as I was so Inspired by Alberto Burr’s Sacchi series, in which he uses visable stitches to create patchwork compositions of burlap.

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This piece is by far my favourite, It was originally atatched with large black tacks but I viewed these as far too intrusive and so took them off and replaced them with small pins, like the ones originally used to create canvases themselves. I loved the torn and distressed feeling that I has, I’m thinking about developing this with some of the other pieces that I have made that I’m not particularly happy with and ripping them off, sewing them back together and then pinning them back on. I made about 9 in all and they work great as a small series but I want to try and wrap them more. I loved the contrast that the grey background gave the work, It really makes the fabric stand out and it stands out from the other work.13148318_10209401251329449_1470497785_o13140898_10209401252729484_4916207_n

The large pieces at the top were made next, I intentionally left them unpainted so that I could decide whether to paint them grey or white however, I like the wood, it contrasts against the neatness of the pieces but I don’t like how it has seemingly created a frame around the work and doesn’t look like a part of the piece. It wont all be shown as one piece anyway, they will all be assembled together on shelves.

 

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The top piece with the red thread coming out, was one that i had ripped apart and put back together and I think that it looks far more interesting than it did previously. Also see how well the grey piece stands out and contrasts the white of all of the work.

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