Sunday, 22 April 2012

What Jill did next

As part of my City and Guilds course I have to print on some of the fabric I have dyed.  this has been done using acrylic paint and expanded sponge blocks. I have included a paper version in three of them.




 These flowers were made with freezer paper stencils and a gold Markal stick.

This one is using both methods.

 Here are a couple more sketchbook pages.


Now, just to show that I do have a life outside of my City and Guilds course I have been toying with creating a small piece from a drawing I did several years ago.  I have planned it out using some dyed fabric and some from my scrap stash. I've painted some texture on the background using sequin waste and used bond-a-web to hold down the pieces. I'm just off to baste the whole lot together before I get out the sewing machine.  I will need to do a bit of practice before I start on this.


Have a good week.
Jill


12 comments:

Gina said...

Lots of beautiful work Jill.

Eileen said...

Wonderful work as always Jill. The sketchbook pages look especially good to me, as well as the final drawing.

Suztats said...

Nice C&G work, Jill! Are those lemon branches in the vase?

Thimble Fingers said...

Great work, love the sketchbook.
Can't wait to see your finished piece.

Printed Material said...

That drawing of the flowers in the vase is exquisite Jill and the applique piece looks like a winner to me. Would love to see it once it is finished? Please show us. As for that C&G course, it looks like you're on a roll now and sounds like you're really enjoying it. I love reading about what you'll do next......

Menopausalmusing said...

Get that sewing machine out - can't wait to see what you do with that piece!

ju-north said...

Looking good! Know it will be great when it's finished

Clare Wassermann said...

Lots of interesting print designs here...they will come to life with the sewing machine. I'll be watching!!!!

Emma said...

Love the top image of multicolored flowers, it's all lovely work. Great how the techniques react slightly differently on paper & cloth

harmony and rosie said...

It sounds a fascinating course. Love what you've been up to.
You should come over and enter my giveaway, if you feel up to yet more dyeing, that is!

Anna said...

More great experiments in your sketchbook, I love seeing your pages. Look forward to seeing the vase finished, a lovely drawing.

Jez said...

Lovely work Jill, your originality has so many facets. Love your blog.