Monday, 10 November 2008

lesson three and screen print

I took one of the patterns from the cut outs of lesson one, traced it to make a line drawing then cut two stencils. The first one was screen printed using multiple colours of ink. Not a good scan, (the background fabric is lime green).

This is the two stencils over printed

The image on the right is part of the print. It is starting to have possibilities.
I don't know whether this is what we were supposed to do with exercise three, but I have decided to move on to four.

Sunday, 9 November 2008


This is a scan of the handle of a weaving tool from Africa, I think. It is used to push the wefts into place on a tapestry. It is beautifully made and my favorite part is the lashing holding the pieces in place. I cloned it in photo editing software and made a whole sheet of it.
Exercise #4 didn't excite me at the moment so instead of remaining stuck in the mire of trying to do the uninteresting, I just moved on. Hope ya'll will excuse my lack of linearity.

Friday, 7 November 2008

Excercise 3

I've been sort of working on excercise 3. Mainly, I guess, I've been playing around, Jane Dunnewold style with these images that I've had around for quite awhile. Ihave posted pics of what I've got so far. I'm going to take a hiatus from posting for awhile for two reasons: 1. I'm feeling a need to stop with these images and just have a go at them until I'm "done", and 2. I'm a bit overwhelmed with other things I'm doing and that won't get any better until after holidays. I have a quilt I want to finish for my Etsy store before Christmas.

So, I will lurk and quite possibly post comments. I have found that there is such tremendous depth to these excercises that I have to take it real slow. I'm looking forward to seeing what the rest of you come up with. Thanks, Diane