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Friday, 30 January 2009

From paper to fabric

Here's a little peek at the new ideas I've been experimenting with. I've been collaging pages in my sketchbook/journal and then developing into actual fabric collages which I've then made in to accessories.


Quite a change from previous work it may seem when you look at these designs compared to those on my website. My previous work was created straight from fabric fragments and stitch, whereas these new ones have more of a complete process - from collaging and ideas in my sketchbook to interpretating  and manipulating them in to designs to work on fabric. I feel happier with this process too, it feels more of a complete journey for me in the design process. Something I've been aiming for for a while now! For me it means my designs are more personal to me as well.
I like making them in to accessories so they can used - wearable/useable art as it were. Although I may have to make some as collages and mixed media pieces to just be purely looked at! I love the nature of abstract in these ideas - lines, marks, colours and textures as well as some more recognisable images. 


I hope you like the fresh new ideas too! ;0

6 comments:

Hens Teeth said...

Thought through with care to detail, beautifully designed and gorgeous textured pieces to treasure...

Gunnels blog said...

These looks great !!!

Devon said...

oooo so pretty! what a lovely collection! x

meplusmolly said...

ooo thank you all! v encouraging ;0

Kirsten Löser said...

I like your work,too - it has an edge to it which I like. Your etsy shop also looks good - I´ll keep following you! Have a nice day!

Jackie said...

I'm just having a branching out moment..you know, visit one blog then visit one of their contacts? I came here from Hens teeth and i'm glad I did. Your work is lovely, very sensitive. Although i live way up north I used to teach in Middlesex and we alwya had a week at St Marys bay with the school so I have a great fondness for your part of the country and would love to visit without 40 ten year olds in tow.