Thursday, July 25, 2013

Fractured Mono Prints #2

I've gotten the label and sleeve on the latest mono print piece so it is officially finished.
Fractured Mono Prints #2
73 1/2 " x 37"
Linda McLaughlin

A close up.

Fractured Mono prints #1 and #2

I still have more  prints left so this could become a series.

In other news - my new Bernina has finally arrived and I will be going into Boise tomorrow to pick it up. Of course getting another machine is creating a space problem, or maybe it's just an organizing problem. 

 I want to be able to have both the Bernina and the old Janome set up at the same time. I have my old Bernina 1230 set up out in Studio B. I have a wonderful table that the Janome fits into, I want the Bernina to be in that spot. I think it will fit with some modification to the inserts in the table top.
Then I want to put the Janome in the very cluttered spot to the left of the table.

You can't see them because they are in the left corner under the piles, but there is a serger and a needle felting machine also in this spot. This picture might explain why they never get used. Also in this space is where I keep the plastic boxes that hold my daily,weekly and monthly project supplies, plus a bunch of other stuff. I'm getting my handy husband involved to get a longer piece of plywood so that it extends all the way to the sewing table and it will have legs like an actual table, not a board on two file cabinets. That means I have to find a place for the file cabinets and all the stuff. I'm hopeful that I'll soon be able to show a neater space with machines ready to use.

Daily project updates
365 Red Circles #199 - #206

Indigo and Rust #127 - #134
 Weekly project #30

Now linked to "Off the Wall Friday"


  1. Love the last one! have fun reorganising and getting your studio back to functional.
    Sandy in the UK

  2. Your Fractured Monoprints are so interesting, especially the floaty bits on top.

    I think finding space for a new machine is an awesome problem to have! When you get settled in and reorganized it will be wonderful. Congrats on your new addition.

  3. Are those squares pieced in the first Fractured Monoprints piece? They do look like they're floating.
    I had a carpenter build an L shaped table into one corner of my studio. I keep both machines there and while sewing, I can swivel from one to the other on my roller chair if necessary. It is deep enough that I can store things at the back.
    I like the little "bird tracks" on the last square.

  4. wow! Your Fractured Monoprints are lovely. Rust and indigo is such a great combination. Your circle project speaks to me too. Bravo!

  5. I love all your work, but the last piece is especially great! I'm so glad that others have the same problems as I the organisation of a massive problem for me!

  6. Hi, Linda. Just LUV the monoprints. Black and white can be so interesting to work with. That last square is a knock-out; beautiful stitching and the fabric colors are very subtle. And, oh my, a new Bernina and a Janome...sounds like heaven to me. I almost bought a 1950s Bernina from an antique store--built like a tank! Can't get them here. Btw, I lived in Boise when I was a kid...Hope you're staying cool.
    best, nadia

  7. Oooo, indigo and rust!!! I want to do that!!!
    Thanks for all the eye candy!