From the M shed
These are two small machine stitched sketches - black cotton on calico. They are based on some photos I took near the M Shed in Bristol earlier on in the year.
The top one is based on coils of rope on a boat and reflections in the water.
I drew the design on tissue with a transfer pencil and transferred it to the fabric, but it wasn't clear enough to see under the needle so I drew over it with a Frixion pen, ironed it away and then washed away the transfer pencil.
There was a lovely knitted cover, with a fish design on it wrapped around a railing upright. A bike was chained up beside it.
This time I simply drew straight on to the fabric with the Frixion pen, stitched the design then ironed away the pen marks.
June Journal Quilt "High Flyer"
This is the second of the yellow series of JQ's. I find this a difficult colour, so it was quite a challenge. I love yellow in the garden best!
However, after a long conversation with friend outside the supermarket about life and our difficulty getting on with things sometimes( to be fair, it was raining again), I came home and started looking at some photos I'd taken on a boat trip around Bristol docks. I had a photo of office blocks which had some interesting reflections, so played with the colour and layered an image of a butterfly over the surface. I printed this on to BJS treated recycled cotton sheeting and was very surprised with the sharp print that I got. I also printed it on to transparent film - maybe another project.
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