Voyeur

window side windowThis piece followed on from the block of flats weave.  The idea was that you could look through one of the windows into the life inside of the flat.  I started by hand stitching the wallpaper. My intention was to cover the whole canvas in stitch, in my usual style.  On reflection, I thought, why not celebrate the weave of the canvas?  I like it because it reveals my technique, showing, the hours of stitching it would take to cover the whole square.  The 1970’s wallpaper inspiration had a black background, so instead of stitching the black, I painted some pelmet Vilene behind so you can just see the black beyond.  The net curtains were created by using the pin loom to loosely weave some crochet thread.  I then attached it to sticky backed dissolvable fabric to machine stitch the flowers on to it.  the front panel – the window, was woven as one complete unit, which I was pleased with – I had to think about the construction before working it.  Mark constructed the frame for me.  I may consider adding a doll’s house light to illuminate it.  In fact I’ve bought one, but the battery is the wrong size.  We’ll have to see how it goes.  Will illuminating the inside add anything to the design or will it be a fire hazard?

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