I have had the great joy this month of creating a one of a kind wall Tapestry for a client based on themes from The Lord of the Rings. I have long loved the combination of creating visual images as well as tactile art in fabric. This piece was a delight from day one. I had free rein for design and materials. The work is being delivered today and I could not be happier with the final product.
The piece is comprised of four panels joined together into a tapestry. Using a fabric collage technique I picked up from Susan Carlson the images were first created on paper for the clients OK.
Then I freehand transferred the images to Muslin backing.
Then each individual image was created first in fabric, then gone back over with quilting and embellishments.
And finally, all pieces were connected with Borders that match mats and framing of existing paintings in the clients’ home.
After the borders were in place, I added more quilting for texture and to tie the images together.
Altogether one of the most fun pieces I have gotten to create for someone!