Bees Knees at Walcot Chapel

Susi Bancroft wax frame prayer flagThe 9 prayer flag pieces at Walcot Chapel last week will be on show indoors at Nature in Art in August (11th – 31st)… I experimented with framing them floating from wax backing pieces. I poured the hot beeswax onto scrim for some extra strength. The beeswax is chosen for the relationship in the work to protecting bees

Woad cloth 3 Susi Bancroft

The backing cloth from here I dyed with woad – gently squeezing the cloth so that there is a little faint white in places – like clouds in the sky.

Here is a little clip of film of it drying – woad drying in the breeze

And then – the golden yellow thread turned green from the dye bath, so I am adding more french knots. Last week it floated against the window of the chapel and I stood to stitch it, glancing through the cloth to the birds in the chapel garden

Woad cloth and French knotsSusi Bancroft WalcotMeanwhile I am nearly up to 100 flags on withies for outside…

More of those later this week!

 

 

 

 

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