Friday, October 7, 2016

A productive day

Sample sample sample
It took a few hours to stitch 8 squares. Glad I sampled as this would not have been good to attempt a huge piece and then find so much a difference in the washed piece. 
I have found the cloth becomes more stable if you use 2 layers of the soluble fabric.I even did a test piece to check tension. I never do this. ( blush ) 
 
Tension sample: left side using size 100 needle, right side size 80 - much better.


The same 2 pinks in reverse. Then in different dirrections.

Pink sample

Add 2 greens. One looks more blue than green

A little closer

Oh dear, Now washed to dissolve the soluble fabric and lots shape, tension very different and now debate what direction to try next.

 


First sample done

Back to basics. 
Not that happy with the sample as I changed the way of working half way through. Not a good idea, I should have continued the way I was going for a  more consistent result. Lesson learned. 



Belinda Jessup 2016, Free machine sample before washing water soluble fabric out.
Belinda Jessup 2016, Free machine sample after washing water soluble fabric out.
The moment of truth, when you see where you didn't link the stitching.


video

First sample done

Back to basics. 
Not that happy with the sample as I changed the way of working half way through. Not a good idea, I should have continued the way I was going for a  more consistent result. Lesson learned. 



Belinda Jessup 2016, Free machine sample before washing water soluble fabric out.
Belinda Jessup 2016, Free machine sample after washing water soluble fabric out. 
The moment of truth, when you see where you didn't link the stitching 


video

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Back at it



Belinda Jessup scrap sample 2016, water soluble fabric

Belinda Jessup scrap sample 2016, water soluble fabric

Belinda Jessup scrap sample 2016, water soluble fabric
Well finally time to play again. I was lucky enough to spend some time with Sharon Peoples the other day, her wealth knowledge is amazing. Sharon helped me work through some issues I had be procrastinating about for a long time. Thank you Sharon
So I am now playing with some samples and I have set my self some limits in size, no bigger than A4. This I hope will stop me over thinking things and allow play to begin again.

Sharon Peoples website 

Monday, July 4, 2016

One photo

Ok things have been so busy I have not been able to stitch or weave. So I am going to try and take a photo each day. A photo of any thing just some thing of interest. You can to Ruthie

Today is a gift I was given of hand spun cotton dye with indigo on a spindle with bone on it.


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Playing when I should be working

Free machine stitching, maybe tree maybe coral. maybe just a mess!

Free machine stitching, starting to fill in the out line

Traced drawing to play with

Monday, March 7, 2016

Todays play

So finally I am back at it. I have done a quick hour of play using the colour technique Ruth and I discussed months ago. And it has been months since I have had the sewing machine out.

Colour Sampling, mixing blue, yellow and pink (red) in different strengths and amounts

Colour Sampling, mixing yellow and pink (red)

Colour Sampling, mixing blue, yellow and pink (red)starting with yellow then blue and variegated pink on top

Yellow and pink, a think crochet cotton in the bobbin give a very different effect.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Stitching

A small piece I have been working on or an exhibition

Mooculta 46: 2016.  Eco dyed silk and silk threads, hand stitched

Mooculta 46: 2016, detail.  Eco dyed silk and silk threads, hand stitched
The memory of a land no longer accessible to you and dances in your memories of a time so precious it now holds a place in history that doesn't exist.

To find my place in a landscape and time,  I need to return to a place I have never lived on or visited, the land of my mother.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Stitching in Montana

It is quite surreal sitting in a snow covered landscape stitching silk dyed in Bourke. 



Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A bit of Bourke in Montana

I am working on an exhibition piece for a group exhibition, Covert. All the silks were dyed with eucalyptus leaves from Bourke. One small piece was dyed at Bourke. My landscape and family I have no more and "Covert" a return to them. 




Monday, January 4, 2016

My one hour a day while away

 Just  unpacking here in Montana where I am having a little holiday with family. So Ruthie here is my one hour a day of play while away! I am re stitching a piece for an exhibition as the last piece didn't "speak" to me in any way.  I also have a new piece I want to work on. It is all hand stitching as that's easy to carry with me.