Friday, 9 February 2018

Back again

 I'm back again after another long gap!  This time I'm working on some experimental embroidery with Tracy.  So far, I've created a 16 square grid on the linen by drawing threads, and then stitching guidelines for each square.  Now I'm looking at whitework stitches and playing around to see what I like.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Decision made and box finished

I decided I liked the outside of the box as it is!  It is simple and clear, and I think will be less delicate with no pieces that could be knocked off.  Instead, I attached some of the 3D leaves to the inside of the lid, to complement the applique.


With leaves on top, or without? I can't decide.  I like how simple and uncluttered it looks without any leaves, but I'm really not sure.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

A box

I finished putting the box together today.  I really like how the light catches the applique.  The plan was to have a huge spray of wired leaves on top of the box, with the applique as a background, but now I like the applique so much that I don't want to cover it up.  I might put a few leaves on the top? Or maybe leave it as it is? I think I will sleep on it!

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Even more leaves

I haven't updated the blog in ages.  I took a break from the big projects and have been working on organising all my work ready to hand in. I've come back to the leaves this week though.  I'm working on the body of the box now.
I'm reasonably happy with it so far, but we'll see how it looks once it's constructed.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

More leaves

I've been making more leaves. Not with realistic colours, but they're samples to find out what works and what doesn't so I use whatever I have around.  I've also been playing with some leafy surface patterns on silk covered vilene.  Maybe these would be good for the bottom half of the box, and have a Goldsworthy-ish leaf pattern on the lid?

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

First leaf samples

One is made with dissolvable fabric, the other made with scraps sandwich between sheers.  I think I need a few more leaf ideas, and also what to do with them to decorate this box.