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, 20 September 2016

Bird and Colour Play

You may have seen this image before on my blog, but I recently discovered 'Woven Monkey', a website where you can upload your art and after playing around with repeat patterns, it can be printed onto fabric.

So then I decided that it may look better on a coloured background, and have downloaded the above two images onto their site. I may send off for a sample of each one. 

Playing around with other background colours, but as yet these are still only on my computer! It's quite an interesting exercise though, because even if I printed them onto paper, they cold possibly be used for greetings cards.

Finally, inspired by some of Mandy Pattullo's textiles, I decided to try and use some of my late husbands shirts as a background for some hand stitched applique. I am hoping to move house at some point, hopefully before Christmas, but the buying and selling process, and the sorting out of a home that has been gathering 'stuff' for over 26 years can be quite stressful! The hand sewing is calming, and as my sewing room is upside down, this seemed the best option to help quench my creative urges until more settled times!