My niece is having her kitchen tea tomorrow – I printed a card for her (not finished yet) and thought I would print some matching wrapping paper – above. I made the lino blocks years ago so it was nice to get them out to use again.
While in print mode, I added some colour to my sketchbook – above and below -which I’m trying to use more. This book was started when I did my degree. Since then, I’ve repurposed it by painting over some pages tearing out pictures and adding things. I find it very difficult to consistantly keep a sketchbook or journal.
I’ve also starting teaching my Thursday craft classes again but this year I’ve changed it from machine embroidery to general textile techniques. We’ve been doing various print and paint techniqes so far, incuding bock printing, sun printing and shiva oil sticks.
|Shiva rubbing on a printed quilt fabric.|
The above piece is a canvas covered with various papers, fabrics etc. the embroidery was stitched on after. It’s not quite finished – just needs a little more I think and I’ll varnish over the collaged background.
My sunflower with nearly all the seeds exposed.