Trees and landscape
Using a photo/illustration of a tree within a landscape, and close ups.
Look at pictures you have bought with you. Remember you do need clarity and a picture which is not minute.
Prepare using drawings, the basis of your next piece of work.
Tracing paper, drawing pen, A4 sketchbook, PVA, brushes
Selection of papers, cartridge, tissue, sugar, magazine, newspaper
Colouring media, waterbased paints, paint brushes, water pots
As a guide we are working along the lines of Wendy Dolan
Refer to her book : Layer, Paint and Stitch - Section Landscape and Rugged Moor. Wendy uses screen inks
Constructing Background for stitch
If you are planning to frame this piece.
Decide on the size frame and work your piece to that.
Remember to allow sufficient fabric for mounting the work.
Calico, muslin, and other natural fibres which will in your opinion replicate as close as possible your paper/coloured version of last week.
Machine and usual sewing equipment. White or cream cotton sewing thread.White or natural hand sewing threads
Fabric paints, procion, or screen inks to colour your backgrounds. (I will contact Wendy Dolan for screen inks if you would like)
Paint brushes, bowls, water pots. Table covering
Large sheet of paper to lay under background as you paint. Paint will seep through to give you a coloured page.
Working on your own with Landscape
Creating vessels with textured surfaces
To begin this project you will need images and ideas of what to use as your source. This will make your life much easier. So photographs or images you have collected on your travels. Perhaps you have visited somewhere on holiday and collected photos or filled a sketchbook to remind you.
A3 sketchpad, images, or sketchbook, drawing materials, paints, paper scissors, or cutting board and cutter.
We shall prepare a mock up of the proposed vessel, vase, or 3d item. Planning is key, and cuts down the time involved in creating.
I will bring ideas for vessel shapes.
Suggestions for vessel construction requirements : Craft pelmet Vilene, this is easy to colour and stitch. I will have some for sale
Bondaweb (I will have some for sale) This too can be coloured and included in your work.
Thursday 16 March Visit to Ramster Textile Exhibition - Meet at 10.30
Playing with surfaces
For this session, we will look at textured stitching, creating texture with heat, expandaprint, and using the soldering iron.