Monday, 11 May 2009

Sketchbook Update...

I have completed a few more pages of my sketchbook with the theme of SEEDS. The page above, I decided to take my Dandelion sketch whilst the seeds are still in the fluffy round shape and free machine stitch an impression of this onto handmade paper. I coloured the white paper of the sketchbook with a dark orange ink.


The machine needle leaves a series of holes which makes it more interesting to look at and makes you want to touch it more. Adds texture to the surface.

With this page I wanted to look at the seed shape once they had been dispersed from the main flower. I sketched it on our left then thought how much it looked like fly stitch. I tried to stitch these onto felt using free machine embroidery. May take both of these ideas further once I have run out of steam with any other research and ideas.

Felt with free machine embroidery.

Again the page was given an ink wash to get rid of the stark white paper. I have added a bit more since taking these pictures but I do not want to bore you too much with endless pictures. I do want to maybe create some repeat fabric designs with some of these ideas.

I would dearly love to sit for a whole day and concentrate on this which is what I would have done if I was still at college. I do feel that my approach to this is rather dis-jointed as I can only settled down to this for short bursts due to work etc. Such is life. I am going to try and do as much work for the day job so that maybe I can concentrate on it at the weekend. Sophie is having a friend over Saturday night and then they are being taken by hubby to a party on Sunday morning. I can hopefully do a bit then, without having to keep stopping,part from doing the ironing of course!

Remember my giveaway. Deadline is Sunday 17th. Go on, you know you want to. Click on link to see the prizes.

I am off the mark one more set of homework then I am settling down to watch Ashes to Ashes.

xx

3 comments:

Anita in Florida said...

Hi from a fellow member of the Around the World Quilting Bee...we are going to sewwwww enjoy this!

Primrose Corner said...

I like your sketch book but I agree with you it can be quite difficult to find the 'length' of time to completely imerse yourself and explore an avenue of thought. The stitching on the felt looks good though nice and textured. The paper stitched version is lovely - really quite alive. Enjoy your exploring...

Chocolate Cat said...

This notebook is a work of art in itself.

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