Musings of a New Zealand mixed media & textile artist
There is a crispness in the air and the subtle changes of colours on the trees that tell us we are definitely into early Autumn.
We went for a walk on the beach with a little nip in the air, although the tinge of pink on my nose later that evening showed that the sun still had a little warmth in it.
Here is a photo of the little plein air stitching piece I referred to in the earlier post. I probably won't do much more to it as it was merely an exercise, but very enjoyable. I think I will collect several of these small stitching exercises together and make a small fabric book with them.
I have made two books this week using one of my favourite techniques. I have glued various fabrics, papers on to a long strip of watercolour paper. I then stamped and stencilled on to it and did some hand and machine stitching on the surface. It folds up like an accordion and I made a cover in a similar way. If I remember to take my camera down to the studio I can take a photo to post later. This is a good way to keep all sorts of ephemera , or to play. I tore up a small painting I had done (I liked the colours and marks but not the actual picture) and used that combined with other fabric and paper scraps for a different look.