With the colour and pencil textural studies you begin to feel closer to your design and ideas will now start to flow.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Beginning to get ideas for the tapestries and the woven shibori. The tweed, well I love tweed, so that won't be too difficult, so more of that later.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
This is for three projects I'm working on...
To start, I'm designing a range of tapestries for a workshop I'm tutoring for Melbourne Arts Festival on Saturday 29 October. We will be designing and weaving a small tapestry in a day.
I've registered for the Sketchbook Project 2012 and have chosen Stitches and Fold which has filled up already! There's still time to sign up before the deadline of 31 October 2011, although you won't be able to pick Stitches and Folds. This image immediately spoke folds, and I want to explore woven shibori and double cloth.
Finally, the colours are really really autumnal and would lend themselves to a beautiful tweed or suiting fabric, which I love designing, so that will be explored later.
On the left is a quick colour study in water colour and a rough textural sketch in pencil and charcoal.
So now you've seen my latest project I'll pop off and work on a collage next.
Watch this space...
Thursday, October 13, 2011
I was really taken with the autumnal colours, even in August, and the fern just set off the browns, yellows and ochres.
These colours are very "tweed" like and I could see this as a coat fabric with the lime green fern colour as an accent with lime green accessories! What do you all think?