We move forward from two successful exhibitions in 2016 in Prague and in the USA to the challenge of an exhibition in the Netherlands in the Autumn. We continue to work on A2 sized pieces in portrait format and will be producing four pieces over the year with the theme of 'Freedom'. An essential part of our art is working in series to a common format which does give us all a framework for our creative endeavours.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Old Amsterdam

Old Amsterdam is inspired by a 1593 map of Amsterdam. The title has two meanings as Old Amsterdam is also a cheese with a rich flavor. The cutting out of the many canals was a fiddly task, I used an interfacing as this would not fray. Ink was added to give it some color and lots of stitching to represent the buildings. The blue and green fabrics are my own hand dyed ones.

 Detail of the city centre:


  1. Really effective take on the old map of Amsterdam Wil,- I guess the buildings took a bit of careful cutting and snipping!. I like the coloured threads being used for the hand stitching.

  2. I used an Exacto knife to cut out the canals. The buildings are colord with ink and machine stitched.

  3. Lovely pieace Wil. You can really see the shape of the canals.

  4. Really love this ,Wil and Peter standing by my side loves it too! Such precision to make it look so realistic. Weren't the ancient map makers clever, not being able to see from the air? Great colours which help it look very clear, even in a photograph. Well done! Another gold star.
    Elaine in grey Combas.