Last week I posted about my discovery of a beautiful example of Tudor woodwork, the Parham fire surround. I found the detailed carving inspirational and have developed a motif from one of the pheasants lurking in the carved vegetation.
Here is more of the process shown in a few photos as the design is first outlined and then painted with dye, pink, old gold and moss green, on a handkerchief-sized piece of silk.
I was not convinced about the old gold so it was dropped when I expanded and transferred the design to a larger, 90 x 90 cm square silk twill scarf.
As I recently mentioned June is the month of roses and I do love a classic pink rose – I think that’s why I have been working with pink all this month.
And, the pieces are now ready to be rolled in paper and steamed for a couple of hours to fix the dyes.
4 thoughts on “Stealing from Tudor Artisans – Part II”
I do love ‘watching’ you work, and having an insight into the creative process. Thank you!
Thanks – it never quite works out how I have initially imagined though.
the pinks give it a hint of rennie mackintosh’s roses as well, it’s lovely
Oh thanks for that. I thought the combination of black lines and pink reminded me of Mackintosh a bit when I’d finished, didn’t think anybody else would notice! ☺️