I have finished a set of moths which are to be part of Hillstone’s contribution to @woveninkirklees in June. We each have a set of Taylor and Lodge suiting fabrics and threads with which to respond to.
I wanted to create some moths where the fabrics were still celebrated. There was something a little playful about making moths and they certainly brought out my inner embroiderer!
The red was made from cutting up the bands of wording down the edge of the fabrics, using a few of the wool threads and a small piece of organza overlaid to stiffen the needle-felted surface. Needle-felting was used for most moths, in their bodies if not their wings.
They are residing in my studio for a while now but will be mounted simply for the exhibition. I can’t wait to see what everyone has produced from the same fabrics! It may be that it has to be a virtual one, but fingers crossed…
13 thoughts on “Cloth to moth”
Fantastic use of the fabric and has been great to follow your progress on Instagram
Thank you very much. I enjoyed doing them. Itching for something a wee bit messier now 😁
they are wonderful!!
It seems to be a bit of a quirky challenge, but what a fantastic result, these moths are beautiful.
These are beautiful and the stitched detail has really brought them to life!
They are beautifully done Rachel. I love my moths and would be proud to put them up on the wall! Good luck with the exhibition.
Thank you! That’s lovely of you.
Thank you 😊
Your moths are beautiful. I love the hairy texture the fabric and thread creates – very moth like!
Thanks. I did enjoy them but need to get a bit messy now! 😁