Monday, January 24, 2011

clarice cliff

A little more progress on the hooked rug I've been working on for what seems like a very long time. It sits in the corner of the sewing room and I do a small section whenever the mood strikes.
I drew this design on a large piece of paper, transferred it to the monk's cloth and just started filling in with some of my hand dyed wools and solid mill dyed wools.
The large flowers and bold, bright colors are inspired by my favorite British pottery:
Clarice Cliff from the 1920's and 30's. Most people would be familiar with her pieces decorated with cottages and bizarre trees, which are wonderful, but I love her florals.

The following photos are examples of her work. The colors are so warm and vibrant:

AND are all my favorite colors!

Some of my applique work is also inspired by her work. I just love it!


fabriquefantastique said...

the rug will be spectacular...

Lululiz said...

Great Clarice Cliff colours! This is going to be such an extraordinary piece, just hurry up with it, please ;-), I'd love to see it all finished.

Anonymous said...

Looking truly beautiful already!!
Hugs xx