After visiting the Tunisian Sahara on more than one occasion, I wanted to capture the textures, colours and what I felt about the vast desert. I gathered together different materials – silk cocoons, merino wool, silk tops and pipe cleaners in gorgeous hues. I added stitch to my textile interpretation with hand dyed threads in silk and wool. This handmade textile 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 piece interprets the ever-changing desert, the movement of sand dunes and the ridges and patterns one finds on the surface of the sand.
This depiction of the desert would brighten any room as a wall hanging.
The textile measures 21.5 x 27 cm (just over 8 x 11 inch). It can be mounted in a frame. The actual stitched area measures 18 x 22cm (just over 7 inch x 8″), with the right mount it would fit well in an A4 standard frame.