Monday, August 1, 2011

No longer updating this blog

I no longer update this blog.  I only use it to test various issues for my clients who predominately use blogger.  I rarely if ever do any printmaking, but I do have some future projects in mind.  I mainly blog regarding quilting here:




testing a pdf

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Buttons for a blog

Hi Linda

Here are a couple of versions tell me if you hate it and we'll have another go. :)
version 1

version 2 - brighter text
Version 3

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Already June

I haven't updated this in ages. I have a bit to put up and will in the next week or so. Haven't had access to the scanner for the last few months.

I was chatting to a study buddy who has to do some haikus and that started me on an example for her. The theme: detergent.

Omo matic aquatic hued box
hoist the hills, russet leaves, wet, glistening
autumn, soon winter chilled air

Well thats my June haiku, disregarding the actual requirements of a haiku.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Dyeing Fabric & Paper

I've decided to experiment with fabric & paper using food dye, tea & coffee. Next class we're supposed to create some sort of piece using fabrics so I thought I'll have a go playing with the dyes as well.

I used simple food dyes as well as a tea dye and got some really bright colours.
While drying some muslin got bumped off the drying rack with some of the
wadding, tea got spilled on it and the image above is the result.
The dyes, non colour fast, ran. A happy accident

They should be quite bright, I expect. The following are some sketches I made in the first class of some ideas that popped into my head for this particular class.


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Paper Textiles & Surrealism

We continued on today with similar work to last week as well as venturing into some Magritte style paper collage. Not really my thing and I couldn't seem to get my head into in.

This image (above) is some paper weaving.
I used some scraps of paper from printing making when we made books a year ago.
Never throw out scraps as they always come in handy.

And this is my Magritte style piece, but as I said, not really my thing.

Ah well, I'll look for some inspiration for next week as were doing fabric collage & sewing. I might do some dyeing of muslin using tea & coffee for golds and browns and perhaps some cochineal and raspberry tea for crimsons & reds.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

2008 and a new subject in art - Textiles

Well yesterday I attended the first class of textiles. I've decided to only do one unit of art this semester as I'm already doing three units for my uni degree.

The first half of the semester we will be concentrating on paper-based textiles. With fabric-based textiles, probably 3-D fabric sculpture being studied in the second half.