New year, new challenge, thats probably what a lot of us are saying.
I have taken up a 12 week online course with contemporary embroiderer Karen Ruane
I am a massive fan of the work of textile artist BARBARA JEPSON, a founder member of the Ten Plus Textile Group in the UK. Using her floral work as my starting point my aim is to create a book of design ideas which will lead to an end piece. I'm not clear what that will be yet, it could be in the form of a piece of art or something practical. Its upto the individual what they use for materials, even choosing to use a combination such as fabric and paper. I know I will enjoy the process starting with
gathering of requirements ie . sketchbook, notebook, research material. The challenge for me will be producing an end piece and the embroidery part.
I spent last night going through old magazines and cutting out gorgeous pictures and words.
Then yesterday I enjoyed looking through my library of books, some which I had not dipped into for some time.
As I go along I hope you will enjoy my journey.
Here's the link to see what other people have got on their desks this week.