This Weeks Work
Another Week gone by
Well I’m into my Mixed Media Course with Victoria and I’m loving it. Our first week was creating a book page but I did mine on a canvas, I’ll be working on either canvas’s or calico during the whole course, I will play around with making a book to but really want to create separate pieces. In the first part we had to go foraging for flowers and leaves, use paints and dyes. So on this canvas I used some left over dyes just poured on and moved around, it was a bit pale so I went over it with some watered down paints, just for the background. I pressed flowers and leaves for a week and added them in. The theme was nest’s using paint , stitch and flowers. I couched down some of my hand made yarn for the branches and then added her thread salad stitch for the nest. Glued down the flowers and leaves and added a couple of egg shaped beads for the eggs. I really pleased with the results although I’m not sure I have the whole composition exactly right, but I still love it .
Then I was just playing around and my daughter is totally into drawing right now and her favorite artist is Tim Burton ( she’s 16) and she loves him lol He draws some pretty wacky pieces but she’s been totally engrossed with him and loves just sitting and sketching.
One of her drawings I fell in love with and asked her to draw one for me so I could stitch it. Its not perfect but it was definitely a lot of fun
I’m almost finished last weeks TAST with the lasy daisy stitch, I just have to embroider the name. I really do love this stitch
Doing Victoria’s course is really opening my eyes to so many more possibilities and I’m looking forward to including what I learn in some felt pieces.
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10 thoughts on “This Weeks Work”
I really like your daughter’s drawing that you stitched – you’ve done a great job and it should be displayed.
Thankyou Lyn !
Great nest, it sounds like a lot of work. Your TAST is very nice. I like the funny purple one at the bottom. The Tim Burton picture is great too. My son loves him and the movies. I like Edward Gorey too he is macabre as well.
Thanks Ann I had to look up Edward Gorey , he’s quite strange to isnt it lol
They’re all really good, Kaz 🙂
It sounds like you’re really enjoying the course.
Is couching down when you trap something under a stitch?
I’ve been tidying up this week so haven’t got much done, just a bit of stitching here and there.
Thanks Zed Yes you just lay the yarn or whatever down and then stitch on top. I think its effective and its the first time ive done it so i liked it. Hope you get some time soon to create 🙂
he is strange . There was a fad early in his career for showing kids the harsh realities of life so that’s why the macabre alphabet. A is for Amy who fell down the stairs.
Oh nice one lol
Looks like you are having fun!
Absolutely Ruth 🙂