At last onto stitching!
Stage 2 of project 2 required me to explore the different effects that could be achieved with stitch.
To start I chose some of the marks that I had made during project 1 and tried to re-create them in stitch. I used a mixture of hand and machine embroidery concentrating on one or two basic colours.
Here are a few of my experiments:
Stage 3 – a Sample
For my sample I chose to use the trees in snow drawings I had done during project 1. This was because I felt they had a nice mix of marks within them.
Stage 5 – stitches which create texture
I really enjoyed playing with direction of stitch in this section and felt I created some interesting effects. Again I used both hand and machine techniques to create my samples.
I found that particularly placing stitches in blocks of varying direction craeted the best effect on shading depending on how the light hit the thread. it was more marked on the machine stitched samples probably due to the thread being quite shiny.
Here are a couple of them:
The first was created with hand worked satin stitch; the second, machine stitch. Both are worked by varying the direction of the stitches.
I then worked a small sample, trying to relate some of these effects to my drawing work. I based the sample on the Cornish rock drawings from project 1. I felt these drawings had the best variation of texture.
Stage 6 using thread and yarns to create texture
For the sample for stage 6, I again used the Cornish rocks work as I felt it was the best source for texture and unusual colours.
I really enjoyed this sample as it is only loosely based on the drawing, capturing the essence of it rather than being an exact copy.