I've been pretty quiet over the past 3 months because I have been doing a City & Guilds module in hand embroidery. I've always wanted to have a go and just by chance was given the opportunity to take part in a research project into distance learning which meant only having to complete one module (there are 12!) It's made me realise what a lot of work is involved and no way I could commit to doing it whilst working nearly full time. Anyway, it's been an interesting process. I've had to draw and paint (not done since I left school and I'm rubbish at it!) and produce samples and a final piece and I've uploaded it and sent it all off today!!
Anyway, here are a few of the pieces I've completed. I've taken the attitude it's the creative process I've been learning because I've definitely not been completely satisfied with some of the samples!
So .... I decided to work with peppers
Got a chance to use by doodling skills....
Another photo and my interpretation of it in pencil
And an interpretation in stitch...
This is only a small selection of the work involved but if you've never thought about the design process before, and have an interest in hand embroidery or machine embroidery (and the time!) it's well worth thinking about.
Now I have to wait for the feedback.