i've been battling a terrible cold for the past two weeks, cough, hacking, sneezing - laying low
the only good thing has been a pardon for all regular chores and each day, for an hour or two if the light is good, i work on my embroiderer's design ledger
i first took this class four years ago but with a full schedule of teaching classes of my own i did not get very far...
karen's doing a re-run of it, along with a bit of new material and i jumped at the chance to do this one again
an embroiderer's ledger is a design book you make yourself
taking an image of inspiration, identifying colour and pattern, working with that information and then extending it with your own ideas
you've seen a little already in my last post... here's what i've been up to since then
the light here has been so terrible these past weeks that i have had to have the lights on all day, everyday, so my images are not the best... the bottom circle is actually a beautiful forest green...
but oh, how i love this page... love, love, love
in a fit of nostalgia for much-loved classes, i re-visited another one i did with karen "lace, paper, cloth and stitch" and created this lovely strippy fabric - eventually it will make it's way on to one of the pages in this book
taking a page from my last post, i've since added simple embroidered detail - it's amazing how that can lift a design
working with and isolating pattern
more design work, extending pattern, yet another textured surface to work on
again, the addition of stitch can change things so dramatically
always working to maintain cohesion, trying to move things forward
i have already done much, much more in my book, ideas flowing faster than the pen can move, one building on another
right now i am happily up to my ears in french knots!