Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Progress Report

You may recall my attempt to translate this drawing into a textile piece - progress so far
First I taped a piece of tea dyed cotton onto a piece of board and traced/drew the planter on with a fine tipped permanent marker pen and added some shading with Inktense pencils.
Then I spattered it with fabric paint to simulate the lichens growing on the planter.

I layered it up with some wadding and added free machine stitching.

Here are a couple of close ups.
By closely stitching the path the planter area is still puffy and stands out.

I am going to add some hand stitching to add to the crustiness of the lichen growth and experiment with making leaves to frame it with.
I've got a 20x20cm stretched canvas so I am going to attempt to mount it on that.
Meanwhile, back to the drawing board.
Keep dry,


ju-north said...

This is so beeautifully done - it combines your talent as an artist with your stitching skills!

marigold jam said...

Jill it is beautiful! You are so talented. I look forward to seeing the finished article with the added stitching on the lichens.

Maggi said...

It looks so effective and very three dimensional

Gina said...

Looking good!

Clare Wassermann said...

I think that is amazing. Combining your love of stitch and paint like this is the way forward. Keep us posted.

Printed Material said...

Jill, this is fabulous. You are creating lovely depth and texture with the machine stitching and the hatching with thos pencils. I shall be intrigued to see how you mount it on a canvas for display.Do show and tell when it is finished please. Is this one destined for your shop or your walls at home I wonder?

Menopausalmusing said...

I am loving watching this piece evolve! The texture is just lovely,

Barb Cady said...

I love your blog and always click in. Your C and G work is amazing and this piece is my favourite, really awesome! Thanks for inspiration x

Joanna said...

Mmmmm, this is looking SO good! It's got such great dimension and crustiness.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

It's looking great so far Jill :-)
Anne x

emma-alittlebitofeverything said...

I feel a french knot or two. Love that this is a close up detail - delicious!