We got back from Portugal late on Saturday, and I spent Sunday packing up my first assignment to post for OCA Textiles 1  – it took ages to label everything and write an evaluation of each project completed so far. The writing is much harder than the art work! I don’t think I’m keeping enough information in my logbook – which is partly this blog – I need to review the books I’ve been reading and get better at annotating my samples as I go along.

These are the last couple of pieces I did to explore texture in stitch. In the first one I was trying out different ways of stitching with tension adjustments to create contrasts of texture. It looks a bit like an allotment, though that was unintentional -  it’s interesting how the work sometimes goes in a direction all of its own.

texture with machine stitch

The other sample is intended to show proportions of colour and texture using different yarns, and is based on a drawing I did using a feather and Brusho inks. I like the way the colours turned out but it’s not very feathery!

wrapping colours
texture with yarns

Although my camera wasn’t working, I managed to take a few pictures in Portugal on my friend’s camera (where they still are). I’ll upload some of them as soon as I get them.

A lot of work seems to have mounted up while I was away so I’m playing catch up before plunging back into the quilting. I’ve got a couple of packages of silk to paint and dye – so I hope the sun will still be shining in a couple of days’ time!

first assignment is sent!

3 thoughts on “first assignment is sent!

  • July 12, 2007 at 7:24 pm

    I love the work you’ve done for your assignment. Very inspiring.

  • July 13, 2007 at 9:02 am

    These samples are terrific! I especially like that second one. Great colors.

  • July 13, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    thanks for the encouraging comments, I enjoyed making them!

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