I think I have settled into the routine at house and home.
As promised, progress photos from my studio in Killbear.
|'Race You To The Water' |
debating whether to attach a seagull feather once this has been stretched also needs a bit more defining, stitched lines on the sand
|"Autumn's Coming" ~ mostly hand-stitched which is something I don't do often ~ will attach to the potassium permanganate dyed canvas behind it.|
|"Autumn's Coming" ~ detail|
|"3 Birches" ~ machine embroidered silk, canvas and wool (all dyed with potassium permanganate)|
|"3 Birches" ~ detail|
|"3 Birches" ~ Leaves sewn and leaf strands couched|
|New work as yet untitled but inspired by Group Of Seven artist, Lawren Harris ~ stitched on water-soluble|
|Laying the ground work on a piece of water-soluble sent to me by Nell from BC.|
|... and a small ink drawing, 'Shattered Bouquet'|
As well as getting started on these pieces, being away from the hustle and bustle of my home (daughter, her hubby, 2 teenage girls & 6yr. old boy, and my own hubby) allowed my brain to work on other ideas and to work out methods.
"3 Birches" is done using a slightly different technique that I am very excited about and I was very pleased to have been able to incorporate some strands of leaves that were worked on water-soluble and that I have been saving for years !
|The background wool fabric for "Autumn's Coming" that reminded me of the twigs and branches that you see when looking deep into a bush/forest ~ this was the end piece of the rolled wool where the elastic bands made such an impression.|
The background fabric for "Autumn's Coming is the end portion, above, of the wool fabric that was used in the 'nature dyeing' that I did this summer ... liking dyeing very much !