Monday, 28 December 2009

Another book

Of course I then had to look if there where any more inspirational books and I found this.

Bucharbeiten / Book-Art from Wolfgang Schroeter on Vimeo.

Patience

My fellow Calendar Girl Pat posted this and I just had to put it on here as inspiration, isn't it brilliant. As Pat says watch in full screen.

Patience from Glowing Heads on Vimeo.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Mum is home

I'm glad to say my Mum is home from hospital after her bout of pneumonia. She was kept in longer than expected because they needed to get rid of the fluid on her lungs. She came home yesterday but luckily it was late afternoon because our landlord was fitting double glazing so she missed all the mess and noise.

I can get back to being creative now.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Mum is ill..........

......I could be away for some time. My Mum was rushed into hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning with breathing problems that turned out to be pneumonia and today the chest specialist says she also has fluid on the lungs. I'll try to do some work when I have the time it keeps my mind occupied and from worrying.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Chapter 6 Drawn Thread Work Stitchery

Sample 1 - I withdraw the threads from the middle to the sides then zig zag machined over the resulting grid. Finally I hand stitched the loose threads down.



Sample 2 - threads withdrawn then zig zag machined at various intervals then various hand stitching.


Sample 3 - threads withdrawn horizontally and vertically , zig zag machine vertical lines with hand stitching then ribbons threaded through horizontally.


Sample 4 - withdrawn threads horizontally and vertically, zig zag stitched then vertical hand stitch.

NB think I need to use a darker thread for the hand stitch, it doesn't show up.



Samples 5-7 - I think I need to add more machine or hand stitching to these samples, they are a bit plain????




NB I need to think more outside the box - these samples are very repetitive and symmetrical and apart from the 1st sample a bit plain.

Update I did some more stitching on to one of the plainer samples.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Chapter 5 Drawn Thread Work

I bought some Linen scrim from Whaleys of Bradford and dyed it in the colous I'm using for this module Red and Green/Pink and Green.

Samples 1-5 threads removed in various amounts from 2 to 8 threads.


Sample 1


Sample 2


Sample 3


Sample 4

Sample 5


Sample 6
Threads pulled alternatively to displace colours


Sample 7
Threads pulled alternatively to displace colours
and some pulled from middle to loop


Sample 8


Sample 9


Sample 10
Threads removed then threaded back


Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Chapter 4 Papermaking

My first try at Papermaking. They aren't very big mostly between 4-6 inches.


Threads embedded in pulp

End of pen pressed into pulp while damp


Negative letter in pulp


Rug canvas embedded in pulp

Rug canvas embedded in pulp then removed



Stamp pushed in to pulp


Spiral stamp pushed into pulp


Back of paper with spiral stamp gives different look


Flower stamp pushed into pulp


Back of paper with flower stamp gives different look

NB I'll make more samples once I make more pulp and try to be more experimental.

Chapter 3 Grids

Various types of grids made from fabric, metal or plastic.


a - scrim
b + c - wireform
d - plastic canvas wrapped with thread
e - muslin
f - plastic fruit netting
g - aida
h - canvas
i - sinamay
j - net
k - plastic canvas
l - rug canvas

Chapter 2 Lettering Designs

I chose the word 'nostalgia' for this module and using different drawing methods experimented with different styles.

Page 1
a - black ink with wide calligraphy nib
b to d - edge of cut up credit card to form letters
e - white wax crayon rubbed over grid placed under paper
then black ink painted over the top
f - black wax crayon rubbed over grid placed under paper

Page 2 - Scroll pen calligraphy - then folded paper


Page 3 -
black ink lettering with black and red sprayed over,
gold pen over lettering,
and silver, gold pen smaller lettering in between


Page 4 -
black ink with calligraphy pens then overpainted with red
(thought it dries more pink)


Page 5 -
watered down black ink then more lettering with black,
red ink in between lettering,
word written with pens in negative shapes between larger lettering


Page 6 -
serrated card letters then sprayed with walnut ink and red brusho
Page 7 -
Calligraph with various pens

Page 8 -
bleach on black ink background
Black Quink ink background lettering made with bleach

Page 9 -
Quink ink background letters in bleach,
gold paint sponged over


Page 10 -
Black Quink ink background - bleach letters using side of credit card

Page 11 -
Tissue paper with oil pastel rubbed over PVA glue lettering,
spayed with black ink, walnut ink and sponged with gold


Page 12 -
blue brusho sprayed onto white paper, tissue paper with oil pastel
rubbed over PVA glue lettering,
walnut ink, yellow brusho and blue brusho sprayed over top

Page 13 -
calligraphy lettering cut out and glued to background,
sequin waste stencil in red

Page 14 -
calligraphy lettering cut out and glued to background,
sequin waste stencil

Page 15 -
tissue paper with oil pastel rubbed over PVA glue lettering,
sprayed with brusho paints and more writing over top

Page 16 -
tissue paper with oil pastel rubbed over PVA glue lettering,
sprayed with brusho paints

Page 17 -
letters stamped on background,
tissue paper with oil pastel rubbed over PVA glue lettering,
sprayed with walnut ink

Lettering design in Photoshop.