Friday, July 27, 2012

module 4 ch8-11 Forever flowers- ch11 Resolved samples

ch 11: resolved samples to develop a design in felt
The final 3D rose is my selected resolved sample. p33
Apart from breaking needles leading to much stress I also enjoyed making  the picture of flax p 32

I have posted 2 scans of p33 as  I rearranged both pieces to show different views.

Well its back to scavenging on the web for 3 artists and then the paperwork- or to dream about module 5 and lace. There will be a delay to go skiing and watch olympics etc
Enjoy your stitching distant stitchers and keep posting.

Module 4 (Ch8-11) Ch 10 Felt making

ch 10 and 11 were another GLE (great learning experience) as the only felting I had done was needle felting a ball. It was fun and an excuse to stand in the bath stomping on the wool.
However my beginner status meant I made felt: too thin and had to cover holes or join layers, or too thick so it was like springy turf.- I was looking forward to playing with the embellisher foot I bought  for my machine- it took me 11 broken needles before I learned that it really was for just embellishing with a single layer of wool and doesn't manage tangled scrim, or 6 layers /strips of fabric with close weave. I kept my fingers mostly intact and I was pleased I wear glasses as broken needles were ejected in all directions.

ch10 Felt making

module 4 Ch8-11 (chapter 8) Slips and prints

Ch 8
In module 4 of diploma you can choose between ch 7- shibori,  and ch 8 - make a slip from a printed image using transferred or direct digital printing methods.
I have not used transfer papers, or printed on to fabric so I chose chapter 8 and learned as i went along. There were near misses- the printer said it was jammed for days until I left it to sulk, and recover,  after one page of printing.
I thought distant stitchers may be experimenting with printing images at summer school in class with Sandra Meech so I wanted to experiment. My results are variable, or perhaps better to say "experimental".

module 4 forever flowers ch 8-11

Another posting.
Chapter 9
I was waiting until I had completed ch 8 before posting. As I wanted to play with making felt, I did the chapters in a different order and finished 8 last night, I have just put all the numbers on the pages in the wrong order so I shall start posting with chapter 9 - Design.