60 x 50 cm Blue Water fabric for background.
30 x 50 cm Pink Lily fabric.
20 x 20 cm Green Leaf fabric.
20 x 15 cm White cotton fabric.
120 x 120 cm iron-on interfacing.
150cm x 1m water-soluble fabric.
Various scraps of Green, Blue, Pink and Purple fabrics.
Various threads, yarns, felts and sequins.
Sewing machine with drop the feed dog facility and a darning foot.
Sharp scissors and other normal sewing requirements.
A sketch of the lily flowers and dragonfly.
My approach is to let the fabrics and textures determine my next step – because the complex nature of fabric often reveals surprises that give unexpected changes of direction and exciting results.
For the main theme of an artwork, I plan, sketch and draw out a design; and make patterns for the shapes that will then be stitched, shaded and painted to bring them to life.
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