Monday, October 18, 2010

Collage and Stitch

At the start of the month I went to the first session of the Contemporary Textile Workshop I am attending twice a term. I went on the train and got thoroughly soaked before I found the college, but apart from that it was a good start.

We were asked to take a colourful object and then to draw and paint a still life from the grouped objects. We went through the process again from a different angle and added one colour to each piece of work by the other participants before joining and cutting up our collages into four six inch pieces.

I printed out two of the ‘designs’ using ink aid and added some hand and machine stitch.

On the second one I added some pieces from old book pages using gel medium.

A while ago I was given some T-shirt transfer paper and as I had never used it thought I would have a go using the other two ‘designs’. The outcome was not so good as the colours are not true and the texture strange, but I have used them to make a small book. I sewed the pages onto cable ties using the method I learned for medieval binding.


  1. I think it's all fabulous, Jackie. Great work!


  3. Even tho 'strange' to you they look great. I remember at a class with Jan Beany we were told to paint, cut into strips & stitch. You inspire me to revisit those old notes...if I can find them, altho I guess that's what I did, in paper form, with my postcards!I'll try them in fabric.

  4. I really like this, and so many things on your blog. wonderful.


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