Friday, 16 November 2012

New ideas for further development

Although I often feel as if I never get enough time in my studio, today I spent a few moments flicking through my sketch pad and reviewing things I have done recently. I thought that it would be nice share the few ideas which I have been working on. Like many quilters I often end up with many small leftover bits of fabric so I thought I would try to use these in a new quilt idea. Below is one example using dyed and printed fabrics. I will be creating many other combinations to utilise as many of the scraps of fabric I have.
In addition to this I put the following odd bits together (fig.below left) and made a printing block from a piece of polystyrene. I bonded the fabrics on to fusible Vilene and then with the block I printed the design onto it (fig below right)

 I then did a bit of stitching  horizontally across the printed surface, using free machine embroidery and a few programmed stitches. This enhanced the printed design while creating texture. With a soldering heat tool I made marks onto the surface creating an additional contrasting pattern.
To give the piece a completed look I lined it with a dark green coloured fabric and used  gold thread to finish it off.

The work  to the right and below was  done in my sketch pad using a combination of paint , pastels and felt pens. These are likely to be developed further and translated into quilts or mixed media pieces.
 This is my favourite .


Blogger Ricki said...

I love both the last 2 pictures- They remind me of your edgy aspect!!!

3 December 2012 at 19:54  
Blogger CSL4EVER said...

these are beautiful sandra, they inspire me to do more sketchbook work! xxxxxxxxxxxxx

4 November 2014 at 04:24  
Blogger Sandra Scott Textile Artist said...

Thank you, I hope that I will continue to inspire you. The hardest bit is starting.

4 November 2014 at 09:37  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home