Tuesday, 27 October 2015

A design sheet from the initial inspiration to the finished sheet.

This sheet started with photos that I'd taken of a repaired sandstone wall and a gilded gate at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. I chose them because of the colours and wavy lines in the sandstone and the bright, hard gold in the gate. To create the sheet I used wallpaper, doodled on paper, photos, fabric, beads and dried leaves.

I'm using the sheet to create smaller sheets just featuring a few of the elements from the sheet and using these to create surface samples, then embellishment samples, all leading to the creation of a design of a finished product. I may make the finished product or just make a sample of a section of it.

I'm hoping to create series of design sheets from this original sheet and I may also repeat the process with a new one. The idea is to create a library of information that I can go to for inspiration in the future.

Unfortunately, my time at the moment is spent on making things for Christmas, to sell, for orders and for friends and family, so the work I want to do with this design sheet will have to wait until I have more time. It's also why it's been a while since I last posted.


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