Closure on Canvas

I’ve always wanted to paint on canvas.

“Closure on Canvas” asks the viewer to consider the purpose of a button.  The button as a utilitarian object as a fastener reflects modern fashion design.  The focus of this three-dimensional piece of art considers the button as a handmade object of art, sewn to a substrate of hand felted wool, attached to a painted canvas using French knots. “Closure on Canvas” celebrates the individuality and uniqueness of handmade craft vs. industrial mass-produced items of today.  The buttons are designed using worsted-weight wool yarn inspired by Dorset Buttons of the 1700s. The Dorset Crosswheel and Star Shirtwaister designs are the perfect vehicle for experimentation with color combinations and endless stitching possibilities.  With each round of color, a rhythm develops enhancing a momentum of interest.

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Author: knitorious

I live in a world of mixed media, primarily focused on yarn and fabric. Currently, I'm exploring the world of fashion design, specifically dart manipulation along with bead embroidery. I enjoy translating my work through the use of photography.

3 thoughts on “Closure on Canvas”

  1. For anyone interested, contact Marion Howitt jahowitt@tiscali.co.uk for a fact file how to make dorset buttons. Ms. Howitt has compiled a wonderful piece of history with detailed “how-to-illustrations.” I hope you enjoy making them as much as I do.

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