My first piece of textile art

My first piece of textile art

Hi, I am Katy Rundle and here I am with the first piece of textile art that I created in 2016. I had recently learned to use a sewing machine and had made bespoke quilts over the previous months.

My daughters school invited parents to submit art for a fundraising exhibition and I decided to use my new found skills in appliqué and stitch to form a fabric collage composition.

Hazlegrove School is approached via a lane that runs through ancient grazing land, and invariably there are obstinate cattle obstructing the road. This was my inspiration for the piece.

On the day of the exhibition, I was excited and nervous to hear people’s reaction to my art. It turned out to be a pivotal point in my life. The piece sold and 4 further commissions for similar pieces followed. My dream to become a full time, professional artist was about to come true!

Comments

  1. admin

    Hi Janenna, thanks so much for your message (which I have only just seen, sorry). I am grateful for your interest in my blog. I really must get on and do some more, now that I know they are being read
    best wishes, Katy

    21st January 2021 Reply
  2. admin

    Hi Natividad, thanks so much for your interest in my blog. You have encouraged me to continue and write more.
    Best wishes
    Katy

    21st January 2021 Reply
  3. admin

    Hi Emelita, thanks so much for your encouraging words. I really appreciate them and will get on with writing some more blogs.
    Katy

    21st January 2021 Reply
  4. Debbie

    I literally just made my first three collages in the past two weeks. Your name was given on FB collage page as someone to check out in terms of your stunning work. I started out as a quilter and was hoping to avoid thread sketching, but your work illustrates the major additional dimension thread sketching brings to your work. My intention was to imitate a piece of work I found on line and I wanted to test the process. I already had a huge stash of fabric. So I drew up some outlines and have learned some color theory and I am in love with this process now. My home will look like an art gallery soon. Your work really IS stunning. It has a distinctive personality that I would probably be able to pick out from all the others! Best wishes for a very successful career. (The most challenging part I found was applying the piece to a canvas! Any tips?) Debbie from Tennessee

    24th January 2021 Reply
    1. admin

      Hi Debbie,
      Thanks so much for your message. I am so glad that you can see my individual style and that you are enjoying textile collage art as much as I do.
      I use canvas as the backing to my work and then stretch and staple the art over a wooden frame. the corners can be fiddly but it all come with practice.
      Best wishes
      Katy

      3rd February 2021 Reply
  5. admin

    So glad you enjoyed it, Annette.
    is there anything specific, related to my art, that you would like to hear about?
    Katy

    3rd February 2021 Reply

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