Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Stitching time

Its been a very grey, rainy day today, so perfect to get into the studio.

Spent a lot of time stitching, which was a really nice change. It is so much easier now I have sorted the studio out and can find everything! The downside of course is I have also found a lot of UFO's. So today I have made a start to finish as many as I can.

At the top of the pile was this one. It has been stitched - it needed to be prepared for exhibition and to be hung properly. So here are a few snippets - just in case I ever want to exhibit it somewhere special - and the jurors have seen it on this blog. Unlikely I know - but you never know.

These textiles were developed from some life drawing sessions I went to, just wished I had taken my sewing machine! I love drawing / stitching with the sewing machine.

As you can see I have not really thought about the techniques I have used, I have tried to achieve effects through layering and stitching of threads and fabrics. It's good fun. Well back to work, have a load of hand stitching to do to this before it is finished. by the way -there are 2 of them, made a pair- both different.


Sue said...

I like this work very much and am frustrated only to see bits! Wonderful colours and textures, and altogether fascinating

Zaz said...

I think it looks fantastic! great study and wonderful colours!

Julaine Lofquist-Birch said...

Beautiful and intriguing!