Category: Process

11 Jan

Revisiting My Paper Cutting Sketchbook

I want to take my paper cutting work in a new direction incorporating different shapes because the usual ones are starting to feel stale. I’ve been working with them for five years now, and it is time to expand my repertoire of shapes. I brought out the sketchbook I use for brainstorming paper cutting ideas […]

14 Dec

French Knots on Paper in Blue

I started working on a fourth French knots in paper piece during Culture Crawl weekend to keep myself occupied during the slow times, and also to demonstrate process to visitors. There are so many people who did not realize the framed embroidery pieces were made with thread, so it was perfect to have something on […]

07 Dec

Making Marks with Thread

I’ve been working on another clothing embellishment project in my head over the last few weeks, and when I sat down to finally start it on Monday I realized the idea was not going to work well with the fabric. I wanted to do more sashiko style patterns but the type of fabric doesn’t take […]

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 […]

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