For some of our assignments in the Textiles and Design course, we have had to design work for an outdoor installation at the Coburg Carnevale Festival and another piece for a research project about bags.
In both I have discovered the fun of free machine sewing on plastic. I have based my outdoor piece on tiles in Turkey, again, just as I used this idea for the Graphica exhibition. The theme for our group includes pomegranates and there is an element of light and shadow, so I decided that transparent plastic would fit into the light and shadows part of the theme and my design is a stylised pomegranate.
The technique I have used harks back to the quilting I used to do. I cut out shapes as if for applique, placed them in their design onto a layer of PVC and then laid another sheet of PVC on top. Then I free-motion sewed the pieces in place. There are four larger pieces made up of the original design repeated four times in each. All I have to do is work out how to attach it to the place I am going to display it.