Last week I spent a gentle couple of days at Littleheath Barn Studio on a workshop taught by Amanda Hislop, author of Stitched Textiles: Seascapes.
As you know I love to cut up or tear up my work. So I was in my element - the first thing to do was tear up teabag paper, lens tissue and fabric to about A6 size. Then we printed on them with acrylic paint and Amanda's handmade printing blocks.
And then! When the paint was dry we tore up those pieces to be much smaller pieces. Oh joy!
We used a gluestick to put these small pieces onto a backing.
We started 'tacking' the pieces down with small stitches that weren't going to be removed.
On day two we started on the main stitching using a mix of stitches like running stitch, herringbone stitch, fly stitch and feather stitch.
I didn't like the stitching I did in the middle of the photo above, so when I got home I unpicked it. (see below)
Some close-ups of my stitching.
I decided the piece was too long and removed nearly a third of it.
I peeled off the large piece on the left and continued to stitch what was left.
And here it is in close-up.
I've got lots of ideas for what I could do next especially in a zizag sketchbook and maybe on fabric too.
Watch this space!
Thanks for joining me today