I went into my workroom today and just did stuff.
I tried out the stamps I made. Rather pleased with those.
This is another idea from Sylvia Bramley’s book. I used the templates I’d made on Tuesday to cut out fabric and edged it with satin stitch. Yes. I know I said I’d probably work on the mysterious mountains – but I didn’t. Maybe later.
I liked the first piece so much I made a few more, in different fabrics…
and tried arranging them in different ways.
Mmm – landscapes again. Do other people find themselves making lots of landscapes, or is it just me?
This isn’t a landscape, though. I think this was subconsciously influenced by the giant Christmas baubles I spotted in the window of ‘Next’ this morning. [What do you mean, it’s only October?] There is a tear away stabiliser in there, but if I did want to go 3D [and I’m very tempted] it might be better to use a medium Vilene. It’s a long way from transparency and loopy thread.
I have no idea where this is all leading, but I’m having fun – and I've got lots more ideas.
In contrast, there are relatively few ideas in my Gormley-inspired book – here’s that stamp again. I do like fun foam stamps.