Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Thread sketching

As promised, my little stitching project inspired by Stephanie Redfern.

First, gather ye random pieces of paper and stuff:


Then, scrabble around to find sketchbook - one of the many... - and choose a suitable candidate:


Thirdly, find yet another blank sketchbook and quickly draw the main shapes and lines: 


Then, start to stick down the random bits of paper, following the "plan".  Work quickly, before the Inner Critic wakes up and asks what's going on:


Stitch all over it - by hand and machine - again, working quickly:


Don't forget the leaves and stuff:


Decide it's finished, step back and admire.

Then photograph in poor lighting, late at night...


That's better!




9 comments:

  1. Great to see Stephanie's article in WoW, I love her work, the more busy/darker pieces - just said that on Third Age Musing's blog as she's studying her for G&G. If my eyes stayed open I'd go off & read Maggie Ayres, fab. As for your interpretation, i'm so glad the inner critic didn't get out as your piece is wonderful, spontanious & natural.

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  2. Oh, meant to say love your new header!

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  3. Wow! Fabulous. Must go and check that article out... it has good teaching potential me thinks!

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  4. Fantastic! Free but cohesive. My inner critic would be delighted if I'd made that...

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  5. Great piece of work. Stephanie's workshop was obviously a good one.

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  6. I too really like the header. Trees and all look great especially the moon.

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  7. Great result! I really like the colours.

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  8. I love the 'freeness' of the piece and also how the stitching comes over the edge.

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  9. What a great idea for using up those bits and bobs that we all have! I love your piece and my inner critic would be very happy with it too!

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