Monday, May 10, 2010
I feel like I have been on quite a roll these past few months and have gotten a lot accomplished. I have made several sizable pieces for entry into shows. Today I decided it was time to loosen up and play a little with some quick, experimental work.
You might remember some small pieces I did last year, using some of my doodle ideas, drawn with black thread on fabric.When I went to Cleveland for the Quilting Arts TV taping in March, I had a couple of those pieces with me to use as samples of my edge finish technique. There were two women there taping a segment who work for Sulky. They were interested in those doodly pieces and thought I might like to try some of the heavier weight matte cotton threads that Sulky makes. Last week a nice little box of goodies arrived from Sulky with a couple kinds of threads and some of their stabilizers. So today I tried out some of their heavier black thread to do the "drawing" on these little pieces. Really nice thread to work with. I like the look of it a lot.
These are all very small pieces—5" square and altogether took only a couple of hours this afternoon. Very fun to work on. I pulled from my little box of scraps and didn't pre-plan. All are intended as pure abstract forms, though my 3-year-old granddaughter pointed at the aqua background piece and said, "that's the beach," which for some reason I had been thinking myself. I have a favorite. Do you?
Posted by Terry Grant at 11:13 PM
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A night owl like me...ReplyDelete
My fav is the first one, second fav is the second one
More imaginative than it sounds.
I am with Elaine, the first one seems more effective with the black, the doodle gets more of a starring role.ReplyDelete
I cannot choose between the first one and the fourth one.ReplyDelete
Is your favorite the third one?
All together -- an art quilt with enough space to breathe. With No 3 in a prominent position...ReplyDelete
I like the second one. Did you use free motion or stitches built into your machine or both?ReplyDelete
Is this the 12wt Sulky cotton?ReplyDelete
I use it most for my hand embroidery sometime three different colors doubled over. I wish I could teach my Janome to like the stuff. So far, no luck.
My favorite is the second one; because the black and white fabric carries on the doodling feel. It has lots of movement too. It's almost like a little world.ReplyDelete
I vote for the first and fourth, although the beach is definitely inviting. Very cool!ReplyDelete
the first is my fave. i see a door....ReplyDelete
VEry intriguing. I've worked very little with black or black and white, but I'm drawn to these pieces. Many years ago I did some black work embroidery, which is sort of like cross stitch, but with more types of repeated stitches. Your pieces bring back memories of that work.ReplyDelete
I really like these! The first is my favorite - don't ask me why - as soon as I saw it I could imagine it framed. Love the use of the black and white fabrics! Again, you have inspired me!ReplyDelete
First one for sureReplyDelete
I like them all, but the first is my favorite. I would like to know more about the thread because I have also been thinking about outline drawings with black thread.ReplyDelete
These are very fun. The first is my favorite. In an instant I thought of some paintings I have seen in New Orleans. Jazzy!ReplyDelete
The first one! You are in the Bet you can't make just one mode.ReplyDelete
I love these. What fun they must be. I think the third one is my favorite. It's hard to say though because they are all so cute.ReplyDelete
I’m enamored of all of them, each in a different way. The first one really struck me, but maybe because it was the first.ReplyDelete
What fun! These are a great extension of your doodles. My favorite is teh first one. A door to . . .ReplyDelete
ooooh - loving all of these drawings done with black thread.ReplyDelete