Still working on it!! Wilfred Owen…

Phew, I’ve finally finished sewing the fallen leaves into the silhouette of the Wrekin hill behind the portrait of Wilfred Owen.

Wilfred Owen, un-finished portrait

Wilfred Owen, un-finished portrait

Leaves on the Wrekin, close-up

Leaves on the Wrekin, close-up

The River Severn

The River Severn

Now that I have finished sewing the River Severn (using the poem ‘Hospital Barge’) into the leaves and completed the fallen leaves onto the Wrekin hill, I need to plan, what hopefully will be, the last part of the portrait. I have a number of ideas including illustrating the trenches which Wilfred was in during the Somme, flying eagles to represent how he wished to fly over the Wrekin when he learnt to fly for the RAF, but sadly didn’t happen.

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About obsesivcreativ

I am a freelance textile artist working with and teaching traditional textile techniques including hooky and proggy matting, patchwork and quilting, batik, embroidery, spinning, knitting and crochet. I work with schools, community groups, museums and galleries creating mad and wonderful things such as Egyptian mummies, story-telling tents, rainforest maps and even coffins...
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2 Responses to Still working on it!! Wilfred Owen…

  1. Stitch Boom Bang says:

    Fantastic! How large is this piece? It’s hard to tell scale in the photos.

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