Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Ways of working

Marilyn not only creates the most delicious woven pieces but she often dyes her own threads.This makes her pieces truly original.This is a mosaic weave,sorry I can't remember the technical term,in silk.They have a beautiful sheen and feel very luxurious .

Look at the variations in this sample of black threads she has dyed aren't they beautiful?

Viv brought along this Cas Holmes inspired piece based on hawthorn.Another pic at end of the post.She has drawn together commercial printed fabrics with her own prints,hand and free machine stitch and added a three dimensional element with those eye popping beads! It works beautifully.

Also interesting to see are the different ways we work out our ideas.This below is a page from Marilyn.She is trialling ways to create a piece to fit into an embroidery hoop,something which is not part of her usual equipment.We are fascinated to see how this will develop.

Viv made drawings from a decorated jug to create this design.We had lots of ideas as to how this might be developed,print blocks,stencils,having it printed commercially and then colouring it in !

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