Friday, September 28, 2007

Women and Cloth 2 (Replacement)

I had to replace the whole of this post as blogger did not like it for some unknown reason. So here it is again. -:-:-:-

Here are some more photos from the Women and Cloth course at Bodelwyddan Castle and you will find Part 1 here.


Eleri having a bit of help to hold the silk painting screen as she showed us how to screen print over our images.



Eleri developed this from her collage and below is the work Chloe developed from hers.

This course was very different to some of the others we have had. We usually start with some kind of object or image to inspire and then after developing art work from it, this is developed into a stitched piece. On this course it was the other way around, we used a stitched piece to create a new piece of art.


We were asked to bring the photograph of a favourite corner in the house along with an object which we felt sentimental about, so far it follows the usual pattern. But this time we were asked to make a fabric collage using these. We did not have a large choice of fabrics for this, but it is surprising how we all managed to create a collage that looked like our photo. Both Chloe and Eleri then discussed their own mark making ideas with us, using black Indian Ink with 2 brushes, 1 thin, 1 thick, a pencil to dip in the ink and a black handwriting pen. We drew quick straight lines using the various implements, then various curves using the same method. We filled 3 large sheets with these marks and we all enjoyed the exercise. The next process was a practice piece, drawing whatever we liked, looking at our marks to remind us of all the different ways we could sketch.


My practice piece overlaid with a screenprint.


The development of my actual photo into a screen printed image.






Here are some photos I took of the class in the process of creating their collages.

9 comments:

Grumpy said...

Woe Margaret! Well worth posting twice. That looks like a really innovative class. Beautiful drawings.

Sue B said...

Gosh Mags what a great course, thanks for reposting so we could see the photos :)

Dianne said...

Hey Mags
what a fabulous course the results are fantastic, I also love the drawings...

arlee said...

How odd, i saw the first version clearly! Sure wish there were classes like that here...

Kim said...

What a wonderful class - a great way to explore different techniques.

Carol said...

What an interesting course, you made some lovely pieces from it. They are so creative and such an interesting way to turn your design work on it's head.

StegArt said...

Looks like a great workshop Mags. Thanks for sharing.

Judy Rys said...

I really like to combination of black line and silk screen. Very unique.

Fiona said...

great photos. thanks for sharing. lots of ideas to try out..