Friday, April 18, 2014
affects us all, whether we admit it or not, whether we're depressed or not (though depression does make it rather worse...). One of my favourites is that I'm lazy, that I don't work hard enough. And then, as I did today, I go to tidy the studio and realise that it's not strictly speaking true... I just get diverted a lot. There is, however, a lot of work around... I picked up these five pieces that had been kicking around the studio (out of a Rather Substantial Pile), waiting for something... In this case, I think they had been waiting for me to get back into hand sewing.
Clockwise from top left is a piece of silk, with yarns and other pieces of silk needlefelted onto it. Then there is a piece of Evolon which has been printed using one of my hand cut lino blocks, then transfer dyed, then stitched. Below that, there is a piece of transfer dyed lutradur, fused onto crinkled paper (I think that one is probably upside down in this image). Fourth, is a piece of shibori painted nylon beneath a piece of transfer dyed lutradur, with a lot of stitch, and finally, a transfer dyed monoprint. All of these pieces need more stitch, except the fourth one, which needs embellishment, I think with tiny lutradur flowers, and maybe some three dimensional leaves... we'll see.
I like all of these pieces, but have a sneaky preference for the first one...though I'm fond of the monoprint, too. Guess that's my Easter weekend sorted out....what with warping up the peg loom, and starting the rug, and possibly buying a couple of plants (well, it's traditional, right?). If you celebrate it, have a very Happy Easter. And don't worry; a girl (or boy) really can't have too much chocolate!