Sunday, March 22, 2009

Day workshop

I love stitching on scrim.  It is such a versatile surface, and can be used to create many effects.  Whether stitching by hand or machine it is amenable and easily manipulated.  One of my favourite techniques also involves the use of water-soluble paper.  This is an interesting surface, quite unlike other water-soluble fabrics, which can be incorporated into the design and used as added texture.  Last Thursday I taught a workshop using both these materials.  Here are some quick pictures of parts of the workshop.


 
The scrim is in evidence here, but not much water-soluble paper in visible yet.
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Beginning to add colour.
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We used Kohinoor for speed as there was a lot to get through
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Almost there.  A little more detail needed.
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We also looked at landscapes
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These two samples show the technique part way through.  Those ugly white lines will disappear by the time these works are finished.
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But maybe I'll show you those another day........

1 comment:

Chrissie said...

Oh you tease! Can't wait to see the finished product