Creative Crushes – Carol Arnott

Creative Crushes from the Be Creative team at Workbox Magazine

We were really excited to work with Carol Arnott in our latest issue of the magazine – she’s the creative brains behind the technique in our Nov/Dec magazine, and we were fascinated to learn how she simulates scenery to recreate textile landscapes.

Great top tip – “If you have a number of buildings in your scene, pick your favourite one then pick your favourite window – it will become your measure later on in the project.”

Carol Arnott Textile Landscapes

Great top tip – “Create any doors or signs (sewing on felt is easiest) and attach everything before you come to cut out the house. If you have a material that frays easily use ‘Fraystoppa’ so you can cut a nice clean edge without it unravelling. It makes things easier later on if you leave a small bit of extra fabric at the top so you have something to attach your roof to.”

Carol Arnott Textile Landscapes

Great top tip – “Boats can be created much in the same way as houses – start with the biggest window and use it to find proportion with the other aspects. A representation of a boat is much more pleasing to the eye that striving for an exact replica. A lot of pleasure can be gained by drawing with your needle and thread. If you can get past trying to be exact, you’ll be surprised with what you can come up with!”

Carol Arnott Textile Landscapes

Carol Arnott Textile Landscapes

Get the full technique from Carol in our November/December 15 issue, available from www.creativewithworkbox.com and find out more about Carol on her website.

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