Experimenting with a number of different ways to arrange, cut, and rearrange strips of paper into wonderful patterns. Consideration was given to extremes of tone in bold, large areas, Grouping dark tones and light tones together, Medium tones and smaller shapes giving more pattern effect and lighter, greyer tones as the blacks and whites are mixed up in tiny fragments.
The following samples use the 'stack & whack' method of cutting.
Lines of machine stitching onto bleached and mono-printed fabrics.
Stitched fabric samples based on a few of the above paper designs, using the machine stitched fabrics to give emphasis on the use of stitchery, along with forward facing seams, giving a rich, crunchy, textural result.
knotted strips of fabric and a frayed insert were added to the final seams to give extra detail.
A single length of zipper was added to the final seam.
A sample showing different stages of comlexity.