I'm flagging a bit after an afternoon of pinning bits of indigo fabric up on the design wall for a new sea piece; making minute adjustments to placement of fabrics on 'red stick' ; doing some work on online course I'm repeating with Elizabeth Barton on 'Working in Series' and sorting out stuff for going back to work tomorrow. So I'm setting myself up with a coloured khadi paper sketchbook and some threads to stitch in front of the TV this evening. It's a different rhythm than stitching fabric but just as addictive. I got into making marks as part of 'Grey Side of Life' Sketchbook Project, starting off with pen and ink ( white gel pen and grey dip pen above )
Then silver ink , pencil and stitch
Then ink copying stitch marks
This page showing the back of stitching vertical lines is my favourite!
I've signed up for Sketchbook Project 'Surface and Stitch ' so there will be more of this once I've replaced the horrid paper in the sketchbook.
A Conservation Biotechnologist by profession, in my 'playtime' I create art textiles inspired by the natural world. I am currently exploring ways of interpreting sketches directly onto fabric. Besides printing paintings and photos onto fabric using the computer, I am constructing densely quilted pieces overpainted with acrylic paint.