Monday, 7 June 2010

Letting it go...

Please bear with me re. the photos. No matter what I do I can't get the amended "moved" photos on my computer to stay the right way up when transfered to the blog, so I hope you don't get neck strain whilst looking at them!

How do you feel when you have completed a piece of work? Especially if you have spent sometime creating it and off it goes to the client? Is it right to feel something similar to sadness about an inanimate object?
I am having mixed feelings - it's great I now have time to move onto something else and also missing it as I had so much fun and satisfaction working on it. I'm also excited about seeing it again, when it is paraded down the naive of St. Paul's on Tuesday evening.

I was commissioned to recreate a Mothers' Union banner which was seeing better days, I have posted the odd photo, but here are the old and new - before and after - photos. I handed the banner over on Saturday

Here are photos of the original:

The leather work was crumbling

The silk fabric was fraying

The goldwork was coming undone
The Other Side

Here are photos of the new banner:

New bright leather on new silk background

Close up on the centre design

But for the machine stitching on the blue fabric to create the waves all of the banner was hand sewn

The Other Side

Understandably the goldwork is slightly different as finding exact materials was difficult due to the length of time since it was made. Also some colour matching was made difficult due to fading. I hope I did my best to recreate a new version that will last for time to come.


JaneO said...

Alison, it is beautiful.

ferinn said...

A labour of love.You are very brave and talented.

Lesley said...

What an incredibly great job you did. I'm so in awe!
And all hand-sewn? Amazing.

I hope all is still going well with your dad.

Oh - and I had that trouble with pics staying un-rotated when I posted them to my blog. I store all my pics in iPhoto, and what I have to do is: rotate as I want the pic to be, then save, then quit iPhoto completely. Then I open it again and all my pics are as they should be, ready to post the right way up.
There is probably a much less granny method, but that's how I do it!