Wednesday, 11 January 2012

First day, new term

Yesterday was the first day of the new term of my Textile Inspirations course. Everyone was eager to start  work on a new idea so using some exciting painted papers and other decorative papers from their stashes they produced some lovely collages which were then embellished with stitch. Many used shapes from last term but by approaching these from a different direction the outcome was exciting and I am sure that they will inform other pieces of work.
Here are some works in progress and some completed collages.
Jacky used one of her artist husband's pastel drawings as a background and then stitched random strips of paper to create an inner section for her flock of birds. The result was this lovely composition.
Ruth applied squares of colourful magazine pages to her painted background before stitching these fanned out lines inspired by shells. This is such a lively collage.
Sheila used a mixture of painted papers, photographs and magazine images for her collage. This continues to explore the floral theme from last term.
This lovely pen and ink drawing developed from a collage of a seed head and Jan stitched it with a variegated black and white thread.
Ineke cut out this large flock of birds from a variety of papers and fabrics in preparation for her next piece of work. Aren't the reflections great as they hang from their pins on the wall?
Meanwhile, out in the garden, the street of bird houses was under construction.
We are now wondering which one will be the first to be occupied.
What a great start to a term. I hope your week is as exciting!
Speak to you soon.
Edwina

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