A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Expanding the repertoire: loops, lumps and loose threads
It's been good to experiment again, having got into a bit of a rhythmic rut with my lines of parallel stitches.
Reading other hand stitchers blogs has also given me some ideas on expanding my repertoire. Among my favourites are Jude Hill, Judy Martin , Christine Mauersberger, Dijanne Cevaal, Olga Norris, Heather Cameron, Tiggy Rawling, Alice Fox and recent discovery Helen Terry.
adventurous, like using huge tacks to represent how I was barely holding myself together at the time.
Dorothy Caldwells' pieces from her time in Australia with their pigments rubbed over heavy large stitches, I've been exploring stitches of doubled stranded cotton with acrylic paints. I'm learning to love stranded cotton for all the reasons I've hated stitching with it in the past: the way it separates out into the individual threads. I've even added to the stash of threads, sitting unloved for years, that I inherited from my mum.