A2: Proj4 Stage 2 – exercise 1
Drawings showing different aspects of the marked off area of some images — surface textures, colours, the main shapes. Using a variety of marks and materials and techniques.
my work on the exercises. I used different materials to try capture the textures, colours and shapes of the original images.
some students are trying the “summer drawing project” from the distant stitch group on the OCA textile group page. I’ll try some of it too to see how it goes — even though it’s winter here for me 🙂 (which usually means more fibre projects as it’s nicer to knit in the colder months)
week1 — exploring “What type of mark do you make most naturally?”
repeating geometric shapes seems to be my most natural mark making. the first page was done using conte pencils and the remainder using a fine (0,3) ink pen. we had to fill the page with marks. so I tried repeating the shapes to see the effect. I could definitely turn these pages into stitches. though I think lace would be suited for the circles—I might have to learn how to make lace next 😉
I made a knitted spoon for the upcoming “Spoons!” exhibition at The Slow Club. It’s called “A Spoonful of Threads” (original name was “nice and slow”). I was thinking of a slow / handmade theme – slow baking, stitching, knitting. I was going to do stitching but ended up knitting. it’s using three stitches — knit, purl and knit-from-behind, in random order to give the holes some texture. the wooden spoon is made of birch wood and I used red embroidery thread. it was a short callout—so I made it over the weekend. the exhibition runs from May 12-24th.
here is the call for submissions & here is the event page.