Tuesday 4 February 2020

Playing at Committed to Cloth

I have just got back from 5 days of play at Committed to Cloth.  Admittedly I didn't play the whole time but that's a whole other blog post.

After we had all introduced ourselves and Leslie had explained some activities, I chose to make collages using brown, white and black paper, with added touches of red.  I started with 14cm squares.  I had decided I would work with squares because when I was at C2C last year I used circles.

I tried them in a long line and then decided to make 3 more to make a square.

I tried out different layouts.

Then I photocopied the squares 141% bigger.  The problem with that was 141% makes rectangles rather than bigger squares!

I had glued the black & white squares to a backing paper and then I cut it up.  You know I love cutting up stuff.  I tried out the strips in different layouts.

I added small amounts of red to make it more interesting.

I joined all the strips together and was  hoping to be able to have a curly book. 

The paper didn't really want to curl so I went back to my preferred zigzag.

I pinned it to the wall

Then (you know me!) I cut up the long strip into 3 strips.

I don't know what I shall do with this - if anything!  But I know from last year's play that what you see above may well inform something I make later this year although it won't be a replication.

That was just day 1.  There's so much more to come.  See you back here.

Thanks for joining me today.

1 comment:

  1. That piece you’ve made looks so interesting Bernice - I can imagine it’ll definitely inspire you further down the line! Looking forward to seeing more blog posts about your time at C2C.


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