Saturday, 29 September 2012

black and white mark making . . .

black mono printed swirls
white acrylic mono printing on white organza fabric
The final bit of mono-printing with Alison King

Sunday, 23 September 2012

mark making . . .

logo images with a gold whipped wheel, appliqué, seeding and a little couching
layered mono printing
I made these prints on a Alison King workshop through Hexham Embroiderers' Guild on a variety of plain fabrics and papers.  All are mono printed which involved acrylic paint and a laminated sheet.  Very easy and addictive because it is quick, once there is an understanding of the level of paint to use.  I plan to use some of them as backgrounds for future work.  This was all on the theme of Durham Cathedral, where I work as Head Broderer, and my logo which is a little like Saint Cuthbert's cross.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Crown - now started . . .

design transfer - 'tack and tear' with tissue paper

detail - now starting the embellishing
I have now actually started the crown, although what I have posted today, I have already partly unpicked.  You will see my changes - coming soon . . .
The design is worked on linen backed with calico.  I will explain about the techniques and materials I have used in the next crown blog posting in more detail.