Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Old Amsterdam

Besides my circle theme I am working on my aerial views for the Voyage group as well. Here is a picture of my latest one:

This one is inspired by a map from 1593 of Amsterdam. The map is cut out of interfacing as fabric would fray too easily. The houses are colored in with ink and intensely machine stitched. A very time consuming technique with lots of thread ends. Fabrics used are my own hand dyed ones.
The title actually has two meanings. Old Amsterdam is also the name of a very nice old cheese :-)