New embroidered cuff! This is my favourite so far - hand embroidered leaves in a range of autumnal colours, stitched onto undyed calico. Machine embroidered background in gold. Button clasp. Highlighted with pieces of Liberty tana lawn fabric and lined with navy blue polka dot cotton. Fits wrist sizes approx. 6-7 inches, but if anyone likes this and wants anything the same or similar I can easily make one to fit any size.
New hair accessory; I might sell this at some point but first it’s going in for a competition with some other bits and pieces. It’s primarily hand embroidery on undyed calico; the background is machine embroidered in gold and it’s backed onto soft black felt and hand sewn to a metal hair clip. Making accessories and jewellery is really fun, making a picture you can carry around with you all day. Wearable art.
This is part of my final piece for my last project… I don’t really like it much, I’m kind of fond of it and accept it as a kind of sideline bit of work, but I’m so so unsatisfied with the editing. There are so many bits that leap out at me as glaring mistakes, but this was a lot of fun to make, and a big learning curve (my firstever video!)
Work in progress for my project Patterns of Shadows and Light, I kind of like the direction it’s going in and it’s fun to play around with the materials but I’m a bit unsure about what I’m doing with it. I’m planning some sort of stained glass window sort of effect but I don’t know if that’ll be as an actual piece displayed on a window, with latex attached in between the faces (coloured?) or as photographs attached together. I’ll have to work it out and experiment I guess. But yeah these are fun and it’s nice just playing and not really having to think about something really structured or skill based.
Work in progress… I’m trying to decide how to actually do these as a final piece, and I’m going to be working over them in pastel and sandpaper and doing something with their reverses as well. Got quite a lot done today, I’m pleased :)
My wall hanging in progress… lion :) sorry for crap quality phone picture! xxx
More art journalling.
Art Journalling - In a pretty crazy state I think this is a pretty effective and damage free way to manage some intense emotions, and it can help you process things later on if things are too painful and immediate to think about at the time. You might not understand why you’re drawing a certain thing at the time, but it can be very interesting to interpret your journalling later on.
An embroidery I made for Kate as her Christmas present, her two cats in a boat :) I really enjoyed doodling the sea on this one.
A notebook cover I made for my mum as a Christmas present… It’s incredibly wonky but she liked it anyway, I guess that’s mums for you.