We are hoping to give an overview of how each of us has spent Lockdown with regard to what we have done creatively.
First we are going to have a look at Jane's magnificent pieces..She tells us what each piece is and how it came about.
First is BARGELLO QUILT ,this is the finished item.It was designed using Illustrator.
For a closer look at the process go to www.gallimaufry.blogspot.co.uk
CALM BLUE CIRCLES
finished quilt above, design below.
A design created using Illustrator by drawing a simple square tile then using small piece of
coding ,called a script, to randomly rotate it each time it is repeated.It seemed a good time to embrace
a certain amount of randomness as it is currently hard to make plans with any certainty, and none of us feels in control.
This is a different kind of randomly generated pattern based on Turing patterns.It is generated in black and white but it has been recoloured.
QUEENS and BLACK
This is a machine embroidered piece based on the patterns of changes used in bellringing.The title refers to a particular sequence called Queens as it is rung on eight bells (each column represents a bell).If you
'read' from top to bottom, the bells start in order 1-8 then swop places to reach the order 13572468 halfway down, then swop back to this original positions.By the time I finished this piece we had hit Lockdown and the bells have been silent ever since - I added the circles to represent the sound they should have made.
These are all designs created in the same way as Calm Blue Circles.For some of them a colour palette was set up and the script was allowed to randomly select the colour for each element , thus creating
new shapes and patterns the tiles combine.