Paper relief into fabric reliefs
After I had allowed myself a break to follow my wish to do some traditionel quilt works ,to sew a large blanket for my daughter and to finish an ufo for myself, I thought to be able easily to continue exactly where I left off. I had already completed the textile work for this chapters but not written the report yet. Meanwhile, my textile work samples had become almost stranger. That was also so for the kind of the fabric manipulation for the textile implementation of paper reliefs. I nearly had to start from the beginning.
To show the relationship between paper reliefs and the textile realization I've made photo collages with Photoshop Adope.
For the flourishing cotton grass, I used small shapes of organza, whose edges I had melted. They were embroidered on a felted background
The inspiration for this piece is a path of ancient tree trunks, which leads through a bog. I used rolled strip of toilet paper for the paper relief. The wood grain is represented by lines on a stitched cotton fabric dyed with monoprint. The fabric relief is made by corded quilting with pipe cleaners.
On a walk through a bog, where peat was mined in the past, I am fascinated by the earth layers of peat cutting which are already partially obscured by vegetation, as you can see it in the picture detail. For the paper relief I colored different papers thick and thin, even transparent and torn into strips and then set up a collage. For the fabric layers I dyed cotton, cheese cloth, Ramin and felt freely applied with hand embroidery and machine stitches on jute.after structured the surface with darts and patted pleats .
The still moist peat briquettes are placed in stacks to dry and sold as fuel later . I depicted the layered briquettes with torned pieces of cardboard. I interpreted the paper relief with colored linen strips structured by various smocking techniques, among other things, with elastic thread in the bobbin .
In my work for this chapter, I learned the benefits of design with paper. It prevents myself to get bogged down with photographic details