Oh what to do….. so much happening but sat in the middle of it all. So rather than risk the nearly completed pieces for the Garden Series, it has been going back to an abandoned piece and doing some creative bullying. It is now 2 pieces. One done as planned, the other has been a victim of a good idea.
This is the start – the basics were already down so it was lots of quite intensive building up of colour, volume and textures. As usual nothing special used,
just a range of motley threads, fished out of all sorts of corners and all sorts of finish and vintage. Yes the older threads can throw the tension off but they give a different character to the surface so I don’t mind the frustration.
The slide show is the evolution over the last few days- asnormal I forgot to take a pic before I started – the brighter colour fabrics in the foreground are new as is the green stitching on the far hedge. can you see the changes?
And as for part two – the tree is a remnant of an earlier piece and a new addition. All kinds of subtle things have changed but the tree is the boldest!
Currently they are both placed into frames for me to decide whether they look right or not. Already have a list of things to change but whether I do or not they will both benefit from pressing out and stabilising!
Don’t forget I have workshops for freehand machining on at the moment – the next one is the 25th and is getting to grips with working with colour. I also will have some work at Helmsley Walled Garden and then at the York Textile Artists Winter Exhibition 16/17th November.