Appliqué, beading and sequin sample on a linen-cotton mix base
Sunday, 28 February 2010
Sunday, 21 February 2010
A large paper piecing sample with 57 4cm hexagons, (in progress). I like to use traditional techniques within my work but within a modern aesthetic, so I have chosen to not to use the typical cottons associated with paper piecing. This sample incorporates wools, linen and suiting fabric. I would like to use Multi-head on the central panel of linen which I have left blank for this reason.
Stitch sample based on feather ink drawings, using appliqué and beading.
My plan is to incorporate my wildlife studies within my stitch, using my feather motif as a frame which contains the stitched animal.
Friday, 19 February 2010
I have been drawing from wildlife to create well drawn traditional imagery of mainly British wildlife. I am particularly interested in 'typically British' animals, such as foxes, hares, owls, pheasants, otters and so on. I want there to be a theme running throughout my work, so would like to keep focussing on British and traditional imagery.
Sunday, 14 February 2010
My collection of fabrics for this body of work so far. I have taken inspiration from the exhibition cases at Manchester Museum, I have kept the colours within a natural palette and am keen to build on this collection with more linens, wools and by possibly introducing earthy tones.