Thursday, March 3, 2011

Finished Mind Dancers

Here we are, she's finished! I've already had to offers to buy her. Mind Dancers is 39" X 56". She's needle felted on a large wetfelted canvas, with a knitted frame. She's a combination of cotton, wool, mohair, and cashmere. This is a close-up view of a needle felted detail.

The main characters are a applied knitted fabric w/needled detail.

The face shape in the center is 3-Dementional, which puts my work into a category called 2 & 1/2 - D. I love it. It's made of raw mohair locks.

The frame is knitted cotton, the border pattern is a very old Viking design that was translated into a knitting pattern. The 4 corners are each different square panels, also with traditional Viking symbols. This one is 2 dragon heads facing together, top right corner.

I embroidered sporadic outlines around cabled designs to help them "pop", especially when viewing from aways back. Top left corner.

Bottom Left corner. 2 dragon heads facing away.

Bottom right corner. The St. John's cross, but earlier known as the symbol for happiness.

I'm so pleased with how this piece turned out. It was a great exercise in putting together a jumble of materials and techniques that I've been anxious to try. The whole thing was a pleasure.

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