Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Textiles of the Past - a design and stitch day

Our next workshop day is Monday 9th September. Its a design and stitch day using antique textiles as our inspiration to create some wonderful  pieces.
Here is a taster of some of the old pieces being used as a starting point.

A variety of world textiles of all ages just to tickle your creative thoughts.
See you soon
Sally Hutson

Friday, 23 August 2013

Abstract quilts

Following on from the brilliant  play day I have created a couple of quilted pieces.
The first one is from a grid one that I did - I extracted a section from it and worked from that.
Lots of yellow and browns with a big white patch along the side.
Here is the stitched piece.
Not quite so much yellow and the bands of brown seemed to have changed to blue - lots of artistic license used  here !!
 I think I prefer these colours to the original paper - not really used to working with yellow. And I might chop off a bit of the white to make it less in your face.

The second paper was very Monet in style and colour. I really love blues and greens anyway so this was more 'me'.
This is the piece quilted. Layers of ice dyed fabrics and chiffons before free motion quilting.
Then as in the yellow one I have over painted the fabric with acrylics, mainly to add whites.
 Note the angle at the botton edge - yes I meant to do that.

Enjoy and pop on over to my blog for more explainations to the techniques I use.
Any ideas as to the binding would be useful , I'm not sure how I want to finish them.

Has anyone else done anything with their abstract paintings yet? Come on,  lets see please .

Sally xxxxx

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Play day.....

An excellent day, thanks to Linda for brilliant tuition letting us experiment within clear boundaries.
I really enjoyed working in acrylic paint and a variety of implements, not brushes, on large sheets of paper. I had a very limited palette of colours and this was a good discipline. Our theme was gardens in full blown summer splendour. I've never done anything like this before, so really pleased to have been nudged out the comfort zone!
Here are a few of the sheets I worked on today.

This is the first and I was still thinking more litterally but I learned alot about layering paint and the ability to use anything but a brush!
Next I thought about the possibility of using the painted sheet as a means of printiong a design on to fabric and these next two are ideas for this.

Here I think I'll try and isolate an area and just work with that.

This is half finished. I need to add another couple of layers and get  bit of zing colour added.

Monday, 19 August 2013

What a super PLAY day we have all had today at Weedon Bec. Many thanks to Lyn for the Abstract Art session. So much fun and inspiration to go on and  to turn them into fabrics.
Here are details from  my paper images . Just trying to get the paint out of my fingernails before cooking dinner !!!

And here are some that I have played with in Photoshop to alter the colours.

Now to turn them into fabric pieces !

Sunday, 18 August 2013

August Meeting

Experimental  day - working on abstract images of a garden in full summer foliage.