Pieces of felt were cut out and arranged on felt and then tacked in place before being coloured with silk paints. These bits of lace are all cotton which gives quite a textural effect. I can't decide whether I prefer the formal arrangement of the white piece or the randomly placed snippets of the brownish piece.
I went on a workshop at Matthew Harris's workshop in Stroud over the weekend. We were working with randomness to get us away from our usual sort of work. This is tiny pieces drawn round on Japanese paper.
For this sample, I drew the route onto calico with a grey fabric pen. Images from my sketchbooks, books and a nice bird serviette were glued on. Other pieces of different papers were also added for tonal contrast. A piece of scrim was bonded on the top and then the route was stitched in a dark grey linen thread. The birds illustrate the ones that I see and hear along my journey from my house to the top of the hill.
We looked at strip maps today in class especially those of the 17th C - John Oglby. This is my first trial for a sample. The journey from my house was divided into four pieces. Drawings from my sketch book were transferred onto T-shirt transfer paper and ironed off onto calico. Because the walk is generally quite 'green' I painted the fabric first, but I think this made it too green. Also the transfer paper was too shiny.