Monday, 14 April 2008

Alphabet project - only 6 letters to go

C

Handmade in Scotland

I have been invited to join a Flickr group celebrating things Handmade in Scotland... a vague description but it includes lots of textiles and embellishments. I need to select some photos to add to the group... there are so many lovely things already there... and they look very professional!

I'm only going to add photos of items I would sell...

I really need to get sorted re the business side of things...

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Its getting full...

and a little unruly

my sketchbook for THE exhibition...

Exhibition 2008 - Through Miller Terrace (4)

I'm working through some ideas for Through Miller Terrace.

The original idea was take the view, create a motif and repeat it in a grid format, adding blackwork patterns to show the shadows on the buildings created by the sun.

I quickly ran into trouble as the motifs were very small (2"x3") and I wasn't enjoying stitching it... and that was before the blackwork!

I played with other layouts but I felt I was losing sight of my original feelings and I was getting abit lost.

My original feelings...

"There is a terrace (actually shown from the front top right on the From the Windmill photo) which has an opening between the houses which reveals the Firth of Forth. Its was my favourite walk/view when we first moved here. To walk through a narrow gap and see the expanse of water (especially when the sun was bright, sky blue and water twinkling) was always uplifting."

I was attracted to the structures of the buildings which you squeeze between to see the expanse of water... should the gap and the squeeze be reflected in the design or contrasted with the expanse of the panoramic view that is through the gap...?


I have now decided on a long narrow piece with individual panels showing the movement of shadows on the buildings through the day. I still like the idea of blackwork, more freestyle than this blackwork...


But how will I transfer the buildings to the fabric - fading ink, tracing paper, dissolvable paper... I didn't enjoy using the last two on my Doodles projects. Could I just draw onto the fabric...







Mmmmmm... some more thought I think....






I am still alive

It has been over 3 weeks since my last post, I'm out of the groove of working when Toddler Girl sleeps in the afternoon and blogging about it at night.

We've also had a sickly Toddler Girl, I'm baking weekly now and studying twice a week for a book keeping course (did I tell you I was doing a book keeping course?) So, those are my excuses!

Oh and I found an X in the street! Soooooo pleased...

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