Visions of the Sahara Stitched Textile Landscape Art



This stitched textile landscape art was inspired by my visits to the Tunisian Sahara. I wanted to capture the textures, colours and my feelings about the desert. For this landscape, I chose two pieces of complimentary hand dyed fabrics that I had dyed. This piece is all about colour. The first fabric was a direct dyed cotton piece, dyed in rich colours (see the back of the textile). On top of this I put a richly dyed piece of silk organza that was suffused with pinks and oranges. The two together reminded me of the Sahara in the setting sun, when the colours are reflected on the sands. I stitched my textile interpretation with hand dyed, silk thread, tying and gathering as I went. This is not as easy as it looks. The piece was inspired by Jean Draper.

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 piece interprets the sand dunes around Ksar Ghilane, where the desert turns pink in the setting sun.

This unique depiction of the desert would brighten any room as a wall hanging.

The textile measures 20 x 14 cm (8 x just under 6 inch). It can be mounted in a frame. With the right mount it should fit in an A4 standard frame. You are buying the unframed art.

Additional information

Weight 101 kg
Dimensions 25 × 20 × 2 cm