The pressure was on for the letter W. Family members - whose also have a last name that starts with W - indicated they were quite looking forward to seeing this letter.
So here it is. Since it's name begins with the word "double" I decided to double up on "W" techniques. The first technique was to paint the background (fabric) with watercolour pencils. Once it dried, I gelled the fabric onto a stabilizer. The second technique was the embroidery using 2 different stitches (including the Whip stitch) and in 2 different colours. (Click on the image to see a larger size.)
Have I met the expectations?
Next, on to the letter X. I never did find a technique or material to fit this letter, so I went with "texture" since it does at least have the letter X in it.
Three textures are included here: a sand resin (green), moulding paste (blue) and a smooth polymer medium (orange).
Our task this week and last was to learn 6-7 new stitches and create a drawing out of them.
I chose to make a colour wheel. I had been wanting to make one anyway to use as a teaching tool, but didn't really want the traditional painted wheel or to buy one at an art store. So I decided to make one using coloured backgrounds and various stitch types. The thread colours I chose to use on each colour in the wheel has a specific purpose; e.g. to show complementary colours or secondary colours or analogous and so on.
Rather than 6-7 stitches, I used 12 different stitches (it will actually end up being 14 as I also plan to add neutrals of black and white, which means I have a bit of homework to do to complete the whole project).
The coloured bits shown here are not stitched onto the background. I added felt to the back of each piece, then covered a lightweight board with flannel. The felt stays on the flannel and I can move them around and use only a few or however many I need at a time to teach the colour wheel.
Awakening the heart
Artist - Anne Warburton
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It's taken years to discover the medium I enjoy the most. And how what I have learned before somehow fits into what I am doing now. Even when I travel my needles and threads are with me so I can continue to create while away.