This is as far as the two hangings have got so far: they are fused on to lutradur and I will be adding stitching. I don’t know whether to keep them as two, or to join them horizontally or vertically. That decision will, I hope, come to me later.
When I cut the lutradur, I was planning to wrap the finished hangings around some gallery wrap canvases that I have. But once I started cutting the strips of fabric, I realised that they needed to be larger and wrapping them would lose a lot from round the perimeter. So I think I will stitch them to some heavy canvas fabric and put a hanging sleeve on the back. That’s the plan at the moment, anyway – these hangings seem to have a mind of their own.
Here they are side by side.
And here they are vertically:
I don’t think I ever posted a photo of the one I made at the Erika Carter workshop last summer. I haven’t done anything else to it so far, but here it is:
It isn’t a very good photo, but it gives the general impression. That’s another I have yet to finish. I think I have observed that I work in distinct phases. The initial ideas, the percolation of the ideas, construction and finishing. And often there will be months between the various phases but that time seems to be necessary for me to see them afresh. I seem to be much better at finishing 10 wallhangings at once than one at a time! Does anyone else work like this?