26 January 2007
(http://www.purplemissus.blogspot.com/) who got it from http://www.artmixer.blogspot.com/ who got it from http://www.highfibercontent.blogspot.com/ who got it from … you get the idea, so I followed the instructions ‘The first five people to respond to this in the comments section will receive a piece of artwork from me. BUT, in addition to the comments you have to post this same blurb to your blog too and continue sharing the art with people who respond to you’. Well I was the 4th to leave a comment so now I have to play as well.
The first 5 people who leave a comment will get a piece of my art. It may not be anything large or spectacular but it will be all my own work, probably one of my 'Silk Paper postcards' but don’t forget you have to play as well.
These are a set of Arts & Crafts DVD’s and include:
Silk Ribbon Embroidery with Ann Cox
How to paint on Silk with Lynda Howarth and Moira Neal
How to paint on fabric with Pebeo Setacolour
Creative Marbling There are a few I’m not really fussy on but I wanted the first 3 on the list.
And these are Art DVD’s – They are made by Teaching Art but licencsed to another maker so I looked up the price of them in the SAA catalogue. They would have cost £115 as a member and £230 if you wheren’t. I know a couple are for beginners but sometimes you learn something new and at that price I couldn’t really leave them on the shelf now could I!!!
I wanted to explore ‘Texture’ this week so I used 2 different thicknesses of thread on Jute – one is Axminster wool and the other is some crochet cotton I got cheap in Abakhan. I’m quite pleased with the result.
I tried to be more experimental with this sample. Axminster wool on Jute.
Then I gave it a coat of thinned down Acrylic Primer.
and then lightly painted a layer of Brown Umber acrylic. I’m new to Textile art so I’m not sure where to go with this one. I though maybe some gold or copper coloured acrylic lightly over parts or even some gold leaf. Any help gratefully received.
Can anyone recommend any books that I should get that would help me be more experimental with my work.
19 January 2007
16 January 2007
Challenge. I'm a bit late taking part but here's my Herringbone samples. I used 3 strands of thread on jute.
and this one is also 3 strands of thread but sewn on calico.
and these are my buttonhole samples, once again 3 strands of thread on calico.
I think I need to be more experimental and not do the stitches in such a regimented style like we where taught at school all those years ago.
09 January 2007
05 January 2007
These are the rest of the photos of my studio that blogger wouldn't let me upload last month.My computer
and this is the landing that my stuff is slowly encroaching on to.
I've just got to work out how to put it in to HTML and add it to my blog now, so if anyone out their in blogland can help do let me know.
These are postcards
and these are ATC's
These are Bomby Silk
and these are Tussah silk.
Aren't they just gorgeous colours.
Here's some of the paper I made with them
I was going to use this for my OCA final project but it's not turned out quite how I wanted, it looks light in this photo but is much darker so I'm considering using some silk paints on silk for it. I'll have an experiment over the weekend.
These 4 pieces are big enough to make embellished postcards from and the larger piece is about A2 in size.