Monday, 16 April 2018

Module 5 – Chapter 10–Stitch to Translate

Rubbings from Chapter 9 have been translated into stitchery. One stitch was used for each sample in different variations or thicknesses of thread in an attempt to achieve the effect of the rubbing.

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I started this sample by creating a rubbing of the texture onto the fabric to form a background. I then used a series of randomly spaced and overlapping fly stitches using different threads – machine thread, fine string and sheer ribbon. I love the resulting ‘graffiti’ effect.

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Again, I created a rubbing of the paper texture onto the fabric with white oil pastel. This time I used detached chain to replicate the original rubbing on tissue paper. I feel the bold long, narrow stitches in heavy cotton form a striking contrast to the more delicate ‘fluttering’ stitches made with thin string.

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I really like this sample. Using simple running stitch, I first re-created the undulating lines transposed from the paper texture onto the original rubbing. I then stitched the circular and semi circular forms with a slightly heavier string thread.

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I loved the organic, broken twisty image of the rubbing on the tissue paper, and felt that buttonhole stitch would reflect the appearance of movement. I worked these stitches in machine thread, and a thicker silk thread.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Module 5–Chapter 9–Threads and Sitchery


A collection of white and neutral coloured threads. My favourite yarns to collect are natural cottons linens and silks. I find them a joy to touch, feel, smell, and to stitch with. I'm also tempted, by and attracted to fancy, fluffy, bobbly, stingy, hairy and metallic synthetic yarns. I don't find them as rewarding to handle, and stitch with, but they can be tantalizingly beautiful when used with consideration.

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A selection of different stitches.


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I chose lazy daisy stitch (or detatched chain) and chain stitch to further experiment with making marks by varying patterns, size,spacing, tension and thread.

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More informal rhythms of lazy daisy stitch.

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RUBBINGS FROM RELIEF SURFACES


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original

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black ink over oil pastel on white tissue

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multiple rubbings with oil pastel

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white oil pastel on black tissue paper

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white chalk on black tissue paper

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black ink over oil pastel on white tissue

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multiple rubbings with oil pastel

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white oil pastel on black tissue paper

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white chalk on black tissue paper

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black ink over oil pastel on white tissue

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multiple rubbings with oil pastel

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white oil pastel on black tissue paper

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white chalk on black tissue paper

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black ink over oil pastel on white tissue

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multiple rubbings with oil pastel

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white oil pastel on black tissue paper

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white chalk on black tissue paper

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black ink over oil pastel on white tissue

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multiple rubbings with oil pastel

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white oil pastel on black tissue paper

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white chalk on black tissue paper

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multiple rubbings with oil pastel

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