Saturday, 31 July 2010

Friday, 30 July 2010

Chapter 6 Cutwork

These are my cutwork samples using some of the designs from Chapter 2.

I've put the paper design with the cutwork sample.

 Sample 1
cotton back with machine stitching - top layer dyed muslin

Sample 2
free machine stitched background - top layer fancy machine stitch

Sample 3
background dyed muslin - 2nd layer green/blue dyed muslin -
top layer machine stitched blue organza

Sample 4
background layer transfer printed cotton machine free stitched -
 2nd layer free machine stitched cotton - 
3rd layer white organza over few areas

Chapter 5 Free machine stitchery to interpret drawings

I forgot to note which drawings each of these sample relate to, doh!!!!

Sample 1

Sample 2

Sample 3

Sample 4

Sample 5

Sample 6 

Sample 7

Sample 8

Sample 9

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Chapter 4 Fabrics and threads - colouring and bonding

Fabrics mostly cotton with a few muslin - scrunched or shibori style with different colours added randomly.

Threads randomly dyed.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Chapter 3 Free machine stitchery

Sample 1 - free machine stitching (straight stitch)

Sample 2 - Straight stitch whip stitch - thicker thread wound on bobbin and stitched from back so I didn't know what it looked like until I turned it over, some quite pleasing results in some blocks.

Sample 3 - Zig zag whip stitch - my machine won't cope with very thick threads unfortunately so only been able to use some of my dyed crochet cotton thread.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Chapter 2 Designing with shapes and layers

I painted various papers to use in this chapter using the colours from my photos in the opening chapter.
Paper 1

Paper 1a

Paper 2

Paper 2a

Paper 3

Paper 3a

Paper 4

Paper 4a

Paper 5

Paper 5a

I used some of the previous papers to do more designs using more than one layer.

Paper 1 cut and reassembled  in different order

Paper 2a cut and reassembled twice

Paper 3 cut and reassembled twice
(think this looks more like a landscape than water)

The following are using 2 different painted papers cut and reassembled a number of times

Paper 6 
I only did this one twice as I liked the effect it gave.

Paper 7 
This was done 3 times and started to take on different shape

Paper 8
This one was cut and reassembled 3 times as well.

Paper 9