Friday, 3 July 2015

Samples 2015: Week 24, Polka Dots

Red felt punched with holes, machine stitched behind white felt cut away in a tree shape. Mounted on white paper to show through the holes.

Source picture
From this article in the Saturday Guardian 13/06/15:
“Ping pong and polka dots in Gorky Park: Moscow's Garage gallery opens. Dasha Zhukova’s transformation of a vast Soviet-era cafeteria into a gallery designed by Rem Koolhaas has turned grim Gorky Park into a hipster hangout.”
Spotted in Gorky Park ... Yayoi Kusama’s decorated trees infront of the Garage museum. Photograph: David X Prutting/
Sample design
This tree was very tempting, but embroidering all those spots didn’t bear thinking about! Or hand cutting spots to apply. Eventually I tried my Japanese screw punch and was delighted to find it happily punched tiny perfect holes from felt. So I decided on punched red felt with the white background showing through. The thickness of felt and tininess of holes means it doesn’t show very well though.  

1 comment:

Beverley said...

That's clever, will have to try my screw punch on felt.