OOOO, i’m sticking with it–well, i have to in one sense as it’s for a show, but it’s also not as scarey as i thought it would be I can still build texture EVEN WITH COLOUR! Jason’s workshop was about collage and related techniques/strategies, but since shape is paramount in that, it translated well to stitching for me.
I’m using stronger lines this time, these harder colours demand it. No delicate lacey bits here!
I like how the weight or type of a thread and the stitch used can influence things–there are many blacks. The white is a basting line by the way, not part of the design. I’m eyeballing that though for future work The only thing i don’t like about this one is that every five minutes there are new bits of fluff or animal hairs attached to it!
The show by the way is “Worked Up”, 9 artists who were in the Jason Pollen workshop exhibiting subsequent work from the exercises used in the classes. October 2nd to 8th, a very small window, but we will be in the Art Central complex in downtown Calgary and a First Thursday falls in there.
I best get back at it: tomorrow i return to the “real world” with floristry.