A ‘penny rug’ candle mat was a small side project I have hand sewn in the evenings. To try out the uni POSCA pens on a black background, I thought I would draw a loose interpretation of the sewing, then a repeated version even further removed from the original.
Candle Mat (hand sewn using the ‘penny rug’ technique, from re-purposed wool fabrics)
Two drawings inspired by the candle mat (uni POSCA pens).
I love the fact that these pens are opaque, even on a dark ground. Bright colours on a dark background are a favourite colour palette of mine: they remind me of folk art. The mat became ‘flowers’ and ended up with seven ‘petals’. I enjoyed drawing these, but I’m not sure if they will lead to anything else.