Experimenting with various methods of reinterpreting the same image in fabric. The 'blackwork-ed' bird has more appeal than the appliqued one, however I do like the handpainted silk screen leaves which add depth to the otherwise flat image. From these samples I have realised that scale and detail of the image is an important factor in my work, and in the next weeks I will revert back to my original style of drawing and capturing images.
I enjoy working with watercolour as I can layer the various tones and shades. These two images are contrasts of the country and urban environments and from these I intend to interpret them into stitched pieces. In the next few weeks I would like to experiment using different techniques with the same image to see how it changes the perception and reading of the illustration.
I hand craft greetings cards for all sorts of occassions, and I am more than happy to take commissions! I am also a Textile Artist creating hand stitched images reinterpreted from drawn observations of the nature and environment around me. I am a BA Hons Embroidery Graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University Visit my website: www.helenharkawenko.co.uk Contact me at: helen.harkawenko[at]hotmail.co.uk