After visiting the Tunisian Sahara more than once, I was determined to capture the textures, colours and what I felt about the vast desert. I gathered together different materials – ribbons, raffia, silk cocoon strips, plastic tubes, merino wool, silk, hand dyed scrim, hand dyed silks and more. I added stitch to my textile interpretation with hand dyed threads in silk and wool. This handmade textile wall decor is produced on a piece of orange felt.
As an artist I use my intuition to interpret the places and things I love and translate them into textiles. I love texture and capturing the atmosphere and the emotions I felt at the time.
This depiction of the heat of the desert would brighten any room as a wall hanging.
The textile measures 21.5 x 26.5 cm (almost 9 x just over 10 inch). It can be mounted in a frame. The actual stitched area measures 18 x 24cm (just over 7 inch x just under 10″), with the right mount it would fit well in an A4 standard frame.