Category: Process

12 Jun

Work In Progress: A New Sashiko Stitching Project

I restarted this sashiko stitching project at the end of May after stalling out on it for a few months. I originally purchased a suiting fabric to make a piece but hating working with the stretchy fabric that seemed to resist my needle. I decided to switch to a new material and picked up a […]

25 Feb

A Beautiful Prototype

This year I’ve returned to an important part of my process that I hadn’t been utilizing as much over the past year or two. I’ve been starting a new piece by first making a prototype of the idea. My approach with this one was to scale way down from the size I wanted to do […]

25 Jan

Pattern Mixing with Printmaking and Paper-Cutting

In some ways I feel like 2019 is a bit of a do-over for all the things I’d planned to do in 2018 that got washed away by the flood. Printmaking was high on the list of goals last year that was no longer possible without a studio to experiment in. I kicked off my […]

14 Dec

Work In Progress: Pattern Mixing 2.0

For the past few weeks I’ve been slowly working on the first in a series of new paper cut pieces. The work has been slow because for the first time ever I am drawing the design first before cutting. I usually generate the designs by cutting directly, with minimal pre-planning. It feels like a big […]

08 Jun

Process: Block Printing on Cut Paper

Earlier in May I was putting together a few pieces of small work for Meet the Makers, an event with Crafted Vancouver. I created four scribble pieces in white paper all with two layers each. After I finished cutting the work I decided I wanted them to have colour because I am tired of white […]

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