Category: Process

07 Nov

French Knots in Paper Too

I did not do as thorough a job of documenting this piece as I did with the first one. I chose to create a less elaborate design with this piece, and work with larger circles in a slightly different way. I can’t decide whether or not I like this french knot composition as much as […]

05 Nov

Drawing with Thread Workshop

I was excited to take the Drawing with Thread workshop taught by my friend Amanda Wood at Collage Collage last weekend. She is a textile artist working in weaving and stitching, and I was curious to see what I could take away to apply to my recent stitch and embroidery explorations. We started things off […]

24 Oct

Making Clothing New Again Through Sashiko Stitching

This is an upcycling project I was thinking about all summer and did not have a breakthrough on until two weeks ago, shortly after the French knot obsession began. The piece of clothing is a favourite red coat I bought secondhand over ten years ago, and it has been sitting unworn and in need of repair […]

12 Oct

French Knot Embroidery in Paper

My experiments in making french knots on paper the other week led to working on a larger and more elaborate piece that I finished in the studio on Monday. I took many photos of my progress as I worked. The consistency of my French knots has seen a huge improvement from those first tentative test pieces. […]

03 Oct

Work In Progress: Embroidery on Paper Tests

I recently made the transition from stitching on cloth to paper, which was bound to happen sooner or later because I am a paper artist after all. I started with a small scrap piece of paper and made a circle of French knots in red thread. I added the paper cut design after the embroidery […]

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