So here is a bit more of an update on what I have been getting up to at art college. I completed my textiles sessions (Yay) , which were for two weeks. It was really fun, what we did was split into print and stitch. We hand block printed patterns, using blocks that we developed from an item of ours. I chose to use an earring, which has a celtic swan on it. So I printed lots of fabric... :)
Then in stitch, we did free machine embroidery and hand embroidery. We also did some appliqué, again using the motif we developed. I then stitched on top of the prints.
I have got a few pictures of some of the outcomes. So read on...
|Printing with the block, using threads to resist the ink transferring to the fabric. I think it looks quite good, kind of photographic.|
|I did most of the main stitching using the free machine stitch setting, then I embellished it with some hand stitching and ... of course... BEADING :)|
|All of the swans were printed with the thread on top to give the squiggly lines. I then linked them all together with this windy line (free machine)|
|I made this one using a random arrow shaped block. I tried to emphasise the shapes made inside the prints with the stitching.|
Hope you enjoyed seeing these :)
xox Niamh xox