Friday, August 12, 2011
Rock, Paper, Scissors
My fibre arts group's latest challenge was to incorporate some small rock pieces that Ann brought back with her from Arizona. In addition to using the rocks in the piece, we had to include the word 'rock' in the title. What immediately came to mind for me was the old game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Here's the resulting piece.
I first created the background by using my embellisher and adding various scraps of rovings, hand dyed cheese cloth, organza, silk scarves, etc. to a piece of felt. I then wrapped the rocks with copper wire embellished with beads. The large beads are made of various decorative papers and strips of newspaper and some were also wrapped with copper wire. The scissors are were thread sketched onto the background. The piece was finished off with hand wrapped cords, hand embroidery and beading. The final touch was to get out in my kayak and find a piece of driftwood to attach for hanging. I had a lot of fun creating this piece!