Thursday, 16 May 2019

100 day project - days 34 - 43

Day 34 - a scrap of  lace fabric that I created that's been decorated with fabric squares beads and sequins.

Day 35 - a blanket stitched square of fabric with crossed threads and a satin flower.

Day 36 - a square of green and white floral fabric, with pink lace decorated with beads.

Day  37 - a square piece of pink fabric with green polka dots, 3 pieces of crocheted cotton lace decorated with sequins and beads.

Day 38 - a brass ring sandwiched between the cotton fabric and striped linen with stitch and sunray lines of backstitch with a bead at the end.

Day 39 - a blanket stitched floral fabric heart outlined with 3 lines of running stitch.

Day 40 - two rectangles of fabric and a satin flower.

Day 41 - three fabric prairie points tucked under a piece of green and white striped crossgrain ribbon decorated with sequins and beads.

Day 42 - a piece of gingham edged with pink crocheted cotton lace and a single prairie point and decorated with white sequins and beads.

Day 43 - a pleated rectangle of gingham edged with velvet ribbon that is edged with beads on one size and sequins on thread loops on the other side.


Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Making the Glasgow Style part 1

The exhibition,  Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Making the Glasgow Style, is currently on (until 26th August 2019) at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. It's a pay to see exhibition, but if your a member of the National Museums Liverpool, you can get in free and as many times as you like. There's three rooms worth of exhibits and it took two visits for my Father and I to see everything. I took loads of photos (thank heavens for digital!) and I'm going to share a few over a couple of  posts.

Some of Mackintosh's designs

Stencils for the murals at the Buchanan Street tea rooms

A portion of the design roses on a checkered background. The stylised rose, like this one, is probably the most well known of Mackintosh's motifs.
A stylised forms textile design on brown tracing paper. This shows how Macintosh could try out various colours and design details without marking the original design sheet.
Another textile design - Odalisque
Wave pattern textile design (please excuse the reflection)
A design for a standard lampshade
Detail of lampshade design.

I'll share some more photos soon. My next post will be on my 100 day project.


Tuesday, 7 May 2019

100 day project days 26 - 33

Day 26 - four patches of fabric with running stitch in variegated thread.

Day 27 - squares of fabric and french knots

Day 28 - a square of antique lace appliquéd using tiny running stitches using vintage sewing thread.

Day 29 - a square of fabric appliquéd with small stitches in vintage cotton thread.

Day 30 - two pieces of organic ribbon decorated with pink and green tape, sandwiched between rows of sequins and beads and french knots.

Day 31 - a square of floral fabric appliquéd with running stitch and a square of woven fabric appliquéd with cross-stitches.

Day 32 - ric rac in two sizes, top and bottom rows couched with green thread and decorated with sead beads and the middle row couched with pink thread and decorated with flower beads and french knots.

Day 33 - an embroidered flower in back stitch.

That's a third of the project done.

My next post wil be the first part of a series on the Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.