Thursday, January 10, 2019

Project progress

Here we are at the second week of the year already and my stitching projects are progressing.

2019 Weekly Leaf

This weeks leaf is a leftover print from year 3 (2016) of my weekly leaves. It's the first print or shape print from a gelli plate, the 2nd print is the detail print. You can see the second print here by scrolling down to week #41. The two prints of the same leave are quite different.

2019 Daily stitching days 4-10

72 Days of Landscapes #4-10

I'm enjoying doing these, they are very quick and I'm just using stuff I have in the studio. I'm finding it quite freeing to just do something that I have absolutely no plan for. It would be nice if they improved as I go along, but it's just meant to be an exercise and a way of marking time.
 The first 10
rust and indigo dyed cloth, hand stitching

watercolor crayons, dyed cheesecloth and paper towels, hand stitching

watercolor crayons, dyed cheesecloth, machine stitching

watercolor crayons, hand stitching

watercolor crayons, burnt edge silk, hand stitching

dyed paper towels

watercolor crayons, hand stitching

I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching"

Thursday, January 3, 2019

New Projects for a New Year

The start of a New Year is always better when you have some new things to work on, but first a finish.
20"w x 24"h
vintage silk ties, kimonos and sari

Now on to new projects.
2019 Weekly Leaf, wk 1
 This is the fifth year of doing leaves and I'm starting out with some extra prints that I've made over the years. The first is a botanical print on vintage silk taffeta.

72 days of Landscapes

The first 72 days of the year I'll be making a small landscape piece each day, they will all be 6" x 8" some horizontal and some vertical. The base fabric on all of them is a piece of canvas, the actually landscape will be made from a variety of materials, fabric, paper, machine stitching, hand stitching, watercolor crayons, etc. I'm using the term landscape quite loosely and I'm hoping that they get better as I progress through the project.

day 1
watercolor crayons, dyed paper towels and kimono scrap with hand stitching

Day 2
watercolor crayons with both machine and hand stitching

Day 3
handmade paper, dyed paper towel and hand stitching

2019 Daily stitching, days 1-3
This year I'm stitching on a vintage damask napkin that is 21inches square. There is a circular design woven into the fabric that I'll be stitching first, after that I'll probably start making things up. There are floral designs woven in but I'll be ignoring those.

I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching"