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Polar bears on the move, part 1

By spotogspindel | February 9, 2013

I want to make a textile wallhanging with polar-bears. My main theme is snow and ice, but I wanted to focus on the arctic wildlife in general and see if I could somehow add in a little global warming issue into the visual decoration.

I started by making a stamp of a polar bear. It´s about 10×15 cm (4×6 inches).

I used it to stamp with fabric paint onto fine silk chiffon. This is white-on-white print, but the fabric paint seemed warm and the fabric cold in their whites, so even though the contrast is subtle, it´s there.

Stamping on lots of polar bears. I picture them emigrating from the gradually warmer homes they had to colder areas further north. But if you already live in the Arctic, how much further north can you get…?

Or maybe they´r coming south, to where people are. Neither option is ideal.

1,5 meters of sheer silk chiffon.

What´s next?

I dyed an equal sized piece of silk chiffon turquoise, layered them with a white linen backing, and tomorrow I´ll who you how that went 😉

 

Topics: textile | 1 Comment »

One Response to “Polar bears on the move, part 1”

  1. Baby Lux Design-Tyler Says:
    February 10th, 2013 at 09:11

    Your so creative! What a unique idea to use chiffon it definitely creates a winter-chilly feel to it, can’t wait to see the turquoise 😉

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