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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sidetracked...


...again. I went into The Little Green Shed (TLGS to its friends)to redo one of the projects in the Exquisite Evolon book which I'm working on, which was fine. But then I had spare paint. And then I knocked some paint over. And all that resulted in a couple of interesting monoprints, which you'll see some other time, and this interesting piece called 'Mask' (click on the image to see a larger version, I think it's worth it...but then, I would...). It is A4 sized, and ready to stitch...or not... I can't make up my mind. Does textile art have to have stitch? Discuss.

I was delighted to see that Sandy had a good time at TLGS at the weekend...and that was without cake... I hope everyone who came over the weekend had as good a time as I did! See pictures of TLGS, and one of wee me, here

And now, of course, I'll have to tidy up TLGS for the last weekend of Norfolk Open Studios. There may not be cake this time, as I can't stretch a birthday quite that far, but there are always biscuits...

1 comment:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I do not necessarily see textile art as having to have stitching. I consider stitch an accent, or in work application, a method to hold multiple layers together. A fiber art piece can stand on it's own without ANY stitching, as long as the base is some sort of textile product.
I suppose this is where the lines of fiber art/art quilting/quilting/embroidery/sewing all get crossed. One may be a derivative of the other, but that doesn't mean it needs to be a slave to the same form.
Clear as mud, eh? <:)
In other words: If you are happy with the piece NOW, leave it. If you feel pulled toward some sort of stitch, why not do it with paint or a pen? So you have incorporated traditional technique in a new way.