Sunday, 21 October 2012

Ledger, loving it, but I'm still on week one

I am absolutely loving this online course, but I am still fixated on the shapes generated during week one. I am applying some of the other techniques we are learning, but by now, I am supposed to she another design source, and a study of lace, with its derivatives. Still, Karen is a generous tutor, and is happy for us to develop our skills as we wish or need, and not to rigidly follow her curriculum. The week's explorations follow.

Overlay page and its inverse. The inverse is a photocopy, as I am using the inverse fabric piece for another ongoing project.

Shibori, indigo dyed polyester acetate, attached using Bondaweb, due to the narrowness of the stems / arms/ branches/ tentacles. FME, with rayon thread, using different patterns of stitching.

This was the page I really didn't like , so I've covered it up with an overlay, but still kept it so it can be seen.

The orange piece is screen printed paper, reinforced with lightweight Vilene, and machine stitched with wool thread. The marking on the magenta page was seeing if I could continue the "quilting" lines on to the overlay.

Top sheet is painted paper backed with very soft Vilene, with embroidered inserts. This overlays an inserted panel of the same paper, ( also reinforced with Vilene) . The background paper is coloured with Inktense blocks, and stamped with lettering from an acrylic blocks set found in a charity shop - some letters missing, so I had to improvise. The paper shapes are the left-overs from cutting the paper stencils for the screen-printing. I like their floppy characteristics, so I stitched them together and included them in the ledger.

Mounted with a piece of paper from an old music book, and lots of ideas spinning in my head from the two stitches added to the music.

Underneath - stitched paper, inserted in to the background paper.


  1. I love sketch booking - and these are really fabulous!

    Hilary x

  2. Wow! Only week one? are you sure? Really interesting ideas there, Avril. x

  3. lovely, lovely work. Have a gold star on me!!


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