Friday, 12 February 2016

Chapter Twelve–part two

I have now completed my four pieces which, when assembled, will form my textured resolved sample. I gave myself a goal and have really enjoyed getting totally immersed in the work.
As Siân suggested, I used a variety of greys in my choice of material and threads and picked up the yellow from the bleached paper in my chosen design shape.  Rummaging through my piles of dyed fabrics I came across some pieces that I prepared during module two when I was doing the black and white animal theme.
Images 12.14, 12,15, 12.16 & 12.17
As you can see I have wrapped 12.14 & 12.15 around some Vilene but the other pieces are self supporting and can be stitched to the background.
Below I have been experimenting with the background.  Do I have a similar colour, do I have a completely different pale colour or a dark colour?  Do I have the pieces close together or do I leave space between?
12.18 & 12.19
I do not have a large piece of the blue/grey material only small pieces however I thought it might be interesting to make a feature of this by joining them together with a running stitch using a contrasting thread. 
12.20 & 12.21
This background is open weave and I have frayed the edges.  I like the colour of this background and it gives good contrast but I am not convinced it is the right one to use.  Another idea I had was to draw some threads from the background but not sure about that.
12.22 & 12.23
This background is some silk dupion I have but I think it is too white.
I really don’t like the black background so that has been eliminated already but it was interesting to see it.
At this point in time I think I favour having the pieces together using either the blue/grey or the open weave.  Lots more decision to make but I am pleased with my progress.  If any DS’s or friends look at this chapter I would welcome their comments!


  1. Lots of lovely texture...reminds me of a lovely stone I collected when walking on Firbeck Fell with some lichen on it which goes from yellow to a lime green. I will put it in my pocket and hopefully meet up when I'm down south in March

  2. It would be so good to see you. Please let me have your dates.

  3. Hi, Leave Strathdon on Sunday 28th Feb return north on Tues 29th March. Not sure of work rota yet but do hope we can meet up...keep enjoying working with all your lovely textures. cheers judith.