I recently studied Sandra Meech as part of my Architecture project. I love her work as she uses quilting, a technique I had never done before.
I love the way she collages images together and overlaps them. This is very topical to my Architecture project as I am now looking at architectural features and materials, and this artist combines the two.
- The technique of quilting
- The layering of images
- The combination of architectural features and materials
I collaged images I had throughout my sketchbook in Adobe Photoshop Mix app. I then printed my design onto calico using the printer at school. After this, I appliquéd velvet and reverse appliquéd hessian onto the calico. To get the quilted effect, I then added wadding; I sandwiched the wadding in between two layers of calico. I then used a sewing machine to add to freehand embroidery which made the quilted effect more obvious.
I have just added my sketchbook pages below just so you understand the way I have presented the page and how it all links together.