Saturday, 7 June 2008

A Mother's Love




I made some felt last week while out in the sunshine and today I finished off this piece again in the glorious sunshine. There are many layers to this that I cant seem to capture in the photo, lots of burnt chiffon, dryer sheets and acetate, all layered and stitched onto rusted cotton and more chiffon with an image transfer and some stitched foil, utee and beads. There is a story behind this piece but I will share that with you another day.







Edited to add - the net bag contains a stone symbolising the heavy burden a mother carries, there is also a sharp shell hanging from it - I'll leave that to your imagination. The layers represent the many layers of a mother's love, torn and ripped apart but held together by threads of steel reforming to make them stronger. The image transfer is of a stairs but shows a light at the top so the journey is always worthwhile ;-)

17 comments:

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Love this...fab colours and textures. Textile hangings are a big favourite of mine.

deb said...

Carrie this is gorgeous, the layers are fab as are the textures.

joanne wardle said...

fabulous. the textures look amazing.

Hazel said...

The photo looks great, but I bet it's even better IRL. It sounds so amazing, with all the layers of material. Beautiful.

Kaz said...

this is really beautiful, you need to click on the pic to appreciate it i think, i'd love to know the story and what's in the little net hanging from this. really love all the layers, fantastic work. :)

Audrey said...

oooh it is lovely, my favourite colours and the texture is amazing....hope I get to see it up close ;-)

Kaz said...

thanks for adding the story Carrie, that's made this piece even more gorgeous. love it. :)

Viola said...

Fabulous work, Carrie! :-)

JACKIE M said...

Beautiful carrie I love the front piece ( With the pearly shine)and the explaination of its meaning,

Karin said...

Stunning work Carrie made even more so having the story behind it.
Would really love to see some closer shots if you manage it.
Gorgeous.

Mary said...

Love the colour and textures Carrie, and of course the story attached!

Scrappelise said...

It is so lovely! And thank you so much for sharing your story and thoughts behind it!

Greensleeves said...

That's so moving and beautiful, Carrie.

Lainey said...

I love the symbolisism behind this one Carrie :-)

Em's Blog said...

Carrie, this is gorgeous, love the colours and different textures, it looks amazing :o)

Hermine said...

Fabulous!

Jacquelines blog said...

This one is also gorgeous, I have too put you in my google reader too! Great work!