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I have been wanting to give myself time to experiment/play using stitch as a mark-maker and have been doodling with thread over the past few days. This is the first result:

Text reads: “She had a child to mother but she wasn’t sure she belonged”.

Media: Acrylics, gouache and watercolour.

Text reads: “her world a strange music of different ways, but she wasn’t going to spoil this”.

Media: Collage and acrylic

Hand-painted silk with hand stitching.

A friend of mine is not so well at the moment.  She loves colour, it makes her happy, so I decided to make a small book into which I will set the following ATCs.  I hope it brings her some cheer.

Hand-dyed fabric, couched fibre and hand stitching.

Left: machine-appliquéd batik scraps; Right: layered fabrics with applied fibres.

Left and Right: Acrylics, pen and ink; Centre: couched fibres.

Left: mono-printed fabric, machine stitched; Centre: layered papers and fabric with couched fibres; Right: hand-painted paper by Laura Hegarty with machine applied pieces.

Left: hand-painted silk, centre quilted and machine stitched; Centre: felted dyed wools with couched thread; Right: mono-printed fabric with couched fibres.

Left: Layered fabrics and silk-tops, machine and hand stitching; Right: mixture of couched fibres.

It was fun to play this way, experimenting on a small scale.

I am moving my art blog over to WordPress – I prefer the format there as I can accommodate the different media on separate pages whilst staying within the same blog.

The new blog address is:

https://meanderingmuse.wordpress.com

Hope to see you there :o).