Congratulations to Elaine Peden on the sale of her wonderful felted wall hanging, ‘Wetlands, Aerial View’. The piece was on display at the Kilteel St. Brigid’s Arts Weekend (3-5th February) and was snatched up on the opening night by someone who said ‘she really wanted to give it a good home’! I am sure Elaine was pleased to hear that comment, as such a beautiful piece must be hard to let go after all the hours of labour.
Elaine was inspired by the beauty of our natural river basins, the reflection of light on water and the moss green patterns that evolve from the reflected forest. Elaine wishes to highlight the need to protect the water quality in our streams and rivers through this piece.
This work is very large, 61 x 25 inches, and makes a dramatic impact.
The foundation consists of two Corridale fibre layers and two layers of fine merino wool, dyed silk rods, silk hankies and silk throwsters waste. It is embellished with sequins and lace.
There were a number of techniques used : wet felting, nuno felting with 3D elements using resists and later cut back.