Saturday, May 30, 2020

A splash of color and printing weeds

A pack of 10 inch squares in very bright colors became a very bright donation top this week, I do have the backing so it should get quilted soon.

After pulling some weeds I selected some to print (they have to be good for something).

2020 weekly leaf, Burr oak series, week 22
A eco/botanical print on silk

Daily colleges #13-24

Starting tomorrow I'm going to switch it up some and do a different background and a little more complexity . Anyway that's the plan we will see if I can break out of my minimalist approach.

I've also had company in the studio, a 6 week old kitten that is learning to climb everything including my roll of flannel.

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

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Still here and still stitching

I've been reminded a few times lately that I have been very remiss with my blogging, it's gone from a regular weekly post to a random occasional post. Starting today I'll try to get back to regular, but I'm not promising anything.

I put together six of my weekly leaves, weeks 13-18, and I love how it looks. I had just enough of the stripe fabric in my stash, I had to use it because it went so well with the prints.

SAQA 100 days is now finished, has a backing on it and is waiting for me to do facings.

This looks so much better than the original 3 yards of fabric. I'm now looking at other printing rejects in my stash to pull out for future cutting up and stitching.

2020 Weekly leaf, Burr Oak Series
week 19, an altered cyanotype

week 20, SolarFast on a commercially printed fabric

week 21, cyanotype

I have saved odd scraps for decades with the thought of doing collage and have finally decided to just do it. My first stumbling block was the amount of stuff I've saved and where to start with it all. It's been narrowed down to a small selection of fabrics that already have fusible web on them and a few assorted other pieces that are in eyesight. I've started with a 5" x 7" size because I have a pad of canvas paper that I have no other use for. I expect these to change as I go along , switching out some of the material for papers, change size, etc. Here are the first 12.

Daily Collage 1 - 12

I did number 13 yesterday and started to add a few stitches and may continue doing that for maybe the next 12. I've really been enjoying doing these, none of them are great art but who cares.

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

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Print day in May

Yesterday was International Print Day, so of course I had to do some prints.All of my prints are of weeds that I had pulled earlier in the day. The first group are gelatin prints on paper.

Next are gelatin prints on various silks.

The last group are three cyanotypes and on top right SolarFast.

I have no idea what I will do with these but it was fun and I'm very pleased with the prints.

My weekly leaves are coming along.
week 17 SolarFast on commercially printed fabric

Week 18 is also SolarFast on commercially printed fabric.

I'm planning on putting the last 6 weeks of leaves together and it will look something like this.

SAQA Next 100 Days, is almost done 8 more days to go. Here are the first 90 all sewn together.

I'll be linking up with "Slow Sunday Stitching"