A blog about making art and other things using cloth, paper, paint, colour, stitch, and all sorts of exciting techniques, some of which I'm sure I still have to discover! I hope that the joy all this gives me is visible in what you can see here.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

April Journal Quilt

Inspired by aboriginal art. I had a piece of mono printed cotton/silk mix fabric, so I decided to over paint it in sections with silk paint. I added the black and white dots with acrylic paint, and then appliqued the black egg shapes on top. I decorated these with free motion and machine embroidered stitching in white thread, and also added some more white acrylic painted dots. At least these Easter eggs are calorie free!!

For some reason that I don't understand, a large gap has appeared between this post and my previous post. If you want to view my previous posts, please just scroll down the page a bit, and it will appear!! Thanks. ;0)

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Taking a line for a walk.

I have been thinking about a couple of projects that I want to be involved in. I started by looking through some of my older sketchbooks, and came across a page with the above ink line drawing. I don't remember why I did it in the first place, but on studying it again, it reminded me of hair. I started to play around with the shapes, and my following doodles show how I have developed this idea, finishing with a piece of work that used free motion machine stitching .This is really just a first trial for an idea that I hope to develop further.


This is the second piece of work that I am developing  for a different project. SPIDERS!!! I can't as yet reveal any details, but if my idea works out I will eventually be able to show the finished piece. I stitched these by my favoured free motion machine stitching technique, using an embroidery hoop, white cotton fabric, and black thread. I think they look almost real!!!!!!
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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Blustery March Winds. JQ for March

This is my JQ for March, again inspired by aboriginal art. I used silk paint on white cotton for the sky, hand dyed fabric for the sun, distressed lutradur for the clouds, free machine stitching, hand stitch and acrylic paint.