Bust image of a man with a burgundy coloured shawl around his neck, stitched on a cream coloured fabric and many of the threads are long and lie loosely on the surface. The shawl is made of laser cut flowers. The work is stretched on a wooden frame, with no front frame.
Materials and techniques
This portrait uses a mixture of hand and machine embroidery, screen print and laser cut fabric. The face is hand stitched, while the jacket is stitched using a sewing machine. The laser cut detail on the scarf involves programming the shapes I want to use onto a software programme (2D design) linked up to a laser cutter, which cuts fabric and other materials with a very fine laser. The background material is wool with cotton and polyester thread sewn into it. The laser cut fabric is satin acetate.