Saturday, 29 July 2017

Changing Seasons Vessel

I've just completed this felt and organza vessel. It's double sided featuring spring and autumn leaf designs. Free machined with metallic thread and cut and fused with the soldering iron.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Cottage Garden

I recently attended a 2 day workshop with Michelle Mischkulnig to make this heavily stitched cottage garden piece. The fabrics include silk, cotton scrim, silk paper, silk fibres, paper, yarn and various other scraps. The surface has been heavily free motion stitched with rayon and metallic threads.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Woodland Ecosystem

I've been using up scraps from other projects to make this textile, woodland, ecosystem piece. Materials and techniques include felt, old book paper, organza, silk paper, free motion stitching, thread painting and burning. The moth is actually mounted wrong side showing because I didn't like the brighter colours on the front.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Simple Designs

I've been experimenting with simple shapes and doodles to make interesting designs. Most of these use collage which makes it really easy to experiment with different arrangements and compositions before committing to a design.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Art Journal Pages

I've been teaching a bunch of kids how to art journal. Here are a few of my demonstration pages from the class, some not quite completed yet.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

No-Sew Fabric Vessel #2

Here is the second no-sew fabric vessel. This one I stiffened with interfacing made for millinery, It gives a white outline to the leaves which I quite like. This vessel also has some free machine stitching on the leaves so it's not totally no-sew like the first one.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Doodles in Dye

I used up the last dregs of my thickened dyes making these doodles and graffiti on fabric. I applied the dyes straight from a squeezy sauce bottle onto the fabric. They are rather garish, especially the one painted onto a previously stencilled fabric.