Wednesday, March 28, 2012

If at first...

If at first you don't succeed, don't give up!
This has been a valuable lesson, learnt before from experience, in getting work underway for this challenge. My first attempt to capture my thoughts, in a design, after hearing the music Martha set for our challenge, was with the mono printing technique.
This is my sample print on a white background, before reproducing the effect on my dye painted background. Not happy with what I ended up with, I have broken down the original idea into colour, line and shape to capturea little of the essence and am now happily working on my second attempt.

Considerations for the piece include using some of this.
Hard to see, but on this sample I have stitched out some of the pre-programmed machine stitches and am testing couching methods. I find it is always best to have a tester piece rather than launching into the 'good' fabric!

1 comment:

  1. Looks as though you are having fun playing Sue - hope all your ideas gel smoothly onto the final piece.