Friday, 28 February 2014

Simply Stitch 4 (SS4)

I've started a creative journey via Karen Ruane's Simply Stitch 4. Those of us who are doing her course will follow Karen's journey, and take part in our own, to create with fabric and stitch, starting with a theme of swaddling and wrapping.

My first doodles.

One of the things we're starting with is creating a background surface. This was my initial sketch.

This was my final piece. A mixture of paint, pencil and pearlescent liquid on handmade Italian paper.

These are copies of the above copied onto, from left to right, ordinary A4 paper, thick sketching paper and photographic paper. These will be used, in one form or another, to create pages for my SS4 journal.

I'm going to be using pink and green so I've been through my fabric stash to find anything pink in cotton, silk and linen.

They'll be more soon.


Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Journalistic part two

My second new journal is for embroidery. It'll contain info on, pictures of and samples of different types of embroidery and embroidery stitches. Again the pages will have bits of decoration on them. I've also left some blank spaces on the pages I've created so far, so that further pictures or samples can be added in the future.

So far I've created pages on Sashiko embroidery, a Japanese form of embroidery, and crazy quilting, which is a form of patchwork that is heavily embellished with embroidery and appliqué.

The front and back cover of my embroidery journal.

Sashiko pages.

 Crazy quilting pages (there aren't any samples on these pages yet).

Next time I'll introduce you to my 2014 journal.


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