Thursday, September 17, 2009

Member's Day


I spent a very pleasurable day at our Embroiderers' Guild Members' Day. One of our members, Joyce Honeysett gave us a workshop on the Japanese art of NOTAN. The one above was mine and I must admit I need a lot of practice to learn what to do and what not to do to get a well balanced image. Learn more about the meeting here on Croesew the North Wales Embroiderers' Guild blog.

4 comments:

maggi said...

It looks balanced to me but I have to admit that I had never even heard of NOTAN before.

Heather said...

This is new to me too Mags. I love your image - it is very balanced and pleasing to the eye but I wouldn't like to have to translate it into textiles. Lots of disciplined cutting and stitching involved, but a skilled quilter or perhaps a printer could do it.

Sue B said...

I've never heard of NOTAN before. I think your image looks great.

MargaretR said...

Thanks for commenting. You should see how much sellotape is on the back of this one where I cut the wrong bits out :)
My first exercise was even worse. We had to cut out 5 pebble shapes in various sizes and stick them onto white paper to create a balanced image with movement and a bit of Wow. Mine had 5 pebbles, didn't balance and definitely no wow!