Festive Textiles

As we wave goodbye to the festive period and 2018 it’s nice to look back on our memories of Christmas and winter. This piece produced by Rosie in year 9 does just that by capturing the very essence of a cold winter’s night. 

This fantastic piece of art took around 3 days to produce and began with painting the skyscape in inks. The project took place in the heat of summer in 2018 so took great mental effort to conjure the image of a cold winter sky! The stitching here is mainly machine embroidery using a range of different stitches to suggest a skyline of trees and to create texture in the branches and needles of the pines. The bobbly white fabric is used to depict a seasonally snowy landscape and a silk moon is just visible behind the cloud cover.