Saturday 17 December 2022

Another day, another book!

Creative Intent is a monthly online shared critique session - basically a group Show & Tell. It's run by Christine Chester.  Each of us in the group works on our pieces and at the zoom session talk about what we've done.  It's a chance to ask for advice or ideas of where to go next with the work if we're stuck.

At our last session I talked about my wanting to transfer the maps in my sketchbook to my fabric book.

My problem was how 'in your face' the pattern of the fabric is.  One of the suggestions made was that I stitched the maps on organza and layered that on the top of the page.  I tried this out at a studio day this week at Littleheath Barn Studio.

I traced the first two maps onto tissue paper.  Then put the tissue paper over the organza and stretched both tight in an embroidery hoop.

I used running stitch and then ran back!  I mean I stitched back into the spaces with running stitch.

This shows the organza laid over the fabric book.  I will be cutting up the organza and stitching it onto the page.

Watch this space for updates!  It might be a while because I want to finish the other book first.

Thanks for joining me today

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