• Nicole Lupton

Catch Of The Day

There are many things I love about the River Tamar from it lush green banks where many creatures make their homes, to the tranquillity of the smooth rippling water, one can easily lose oneself in its beauty. However, this can become quickly disturbed by the loud sound of a large splash. At first, you are unsure what quite happened, then not long afterwards it happens again. The noise was made by a Rainbow Trout with its distinct salmon pink stripe. You sit in anticipation waiting for the dramatic flick of the Trout as it jumps out the river, sending cold water high into the air. One can feel quite sorry for the elegant Mayfly at the other end, but the Trout isn't alway successful!

A number of techniques and mediums were used in the creation of this piece including fabric painting, sheer work, embroidery and quilting. These techniques create the different textures from the wet scales of the Trout to the delicate wings of the Mayfly.

To check this piece out in more detail follow this link www.nsltextileart.co.uk/catchoftheday

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