Monday, June 18, 2007

Mono print


I am persevering with the pieces of fabric which I monoprinted in various ways.
This one was done with acrylic paint and fabric medium on a piece of procion dyed cotton. I have also been using the Wacom tablet to draw out more images for digitizing. This was one of the techniques encouraged in Thr3fold Journal; although they have much more sophisticated technology than I do.
I have only a small hoop which makes it all a bit tedious, once you are passed the thrill of seeing the drawn image stitch out for the first time.
This piece looked rather drab until I went for a walk and saw purple thistles amongst the grass, which I think was just the colour scheme I needed to lift things. There will be more stitching before its finished.

I will probably make a bag and will have to decide whether to go for a green or purple silk lining and some kind of dangly in one of those colours.
I enjoyed the get together at The Festival Hall; it is a pity a few more people could not have come along. I also went for a taster day for my Access Course in Art and Design which will start in September, a bit daunting but also fun. No doubt you will be hearing more about that in months to come. I expect the stitching will take a back seat for a while.
We are going to Dublin at the end of the week to see one of my sons and partly as my birthday treat. I have never been to Ireland before so it will be a bit of an adventure.

11 comments:

  1. Wonderful stiches and colours!

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  2. Oh! This is going to be lovely!

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  3. yes it is so wonderful

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  4. I love this piece, it's gorgeous. Love the purple stitching!!

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  5. Hi
    This is the first time I have been to your blog ... I love this Mono print piece and I love the colours ... but I am a Purple "kid" so I think your lining should be purple ;-D

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  6. Stunning work!
    Alison x

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  7. A lovely piece of art Jackie. I'm ashamed to say I live so close to Holyhead and I have never been to Ireland either. I hope you had a great birthday and enjoyed yourself with your son.

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  8. This is stunning! You do beautiful work. And you're just back from Ireland, too... this makes me deam. I love going there on holiday.
    (Found you through the DaWanda Ring)

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  9. the bag is lovely and the fabric is really interesting.
    Going to Dublin in August!

    neki desu

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  10. oh purple and green! Brilliant colours and stitching. I love the mixture of stitch shapes you've used.

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