Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Rounding Out

A few more photos I took on the retreat:

On our way home, we stopped by Studio G - Gloria Daly's spacious new studio and workshop venue - where Martha Cole was teaching and we were able to see some of the book art participants were making.

While away, I also explored the beginnings of a thread mandala, but am not sure I will carry further with it, as ones I do in felt pens or pencil crayon feel more satisfying. Covering ground with thread is a much slower process. Maybe if I don't draw on the silk first it will feel more alive - or maybe I could create it with dye or other colour first and then handstitch.

I also explored dyeing silk over bars for texture and then rotating it and dyeing again to make a grid. Then I used a ring stamp I made on the wet fabric, so the colour on it expanded.
Small experiments teaching me what's possible.


Hoola Tallulah said...

Ah that first photo is magical! I love what you are doing with fabric and thread.

Yvonne said...

Thanks! I was drawn to that lovely swirled pattern on the wood.