Thursday, 16 August 2012
Module 5 chapter 10
Three resolved samples using the following methods, silk paper, soluble methods and handmade paper, or a combination of methods.
My design source was once again the stitches of Punto in Aria lace that I had researched at the beginning of this module. And also the cutwork bedspread.
Thank you to Karen for the link to Mac Culloch and Wallice
The first sample was created using a water soluble medium and FME, in white cotton thread and silver Madeira embroidery thread. The design was based on the above sketch and hand stitched once the w/s medium was dissolved. Small flat shells were then encased in a sandwich of lace and metallic organza.
The next sample is a combination of silk paper and water soluble technique. I laid down a series of circular/oval shapes using the dyed silk rod from the previous chapter on a w/s base, and then FME'd some shapes from the above deigns. I dried the piece after dissolving some of the w/s medium on a piece of silk as I knew it would bleed while drying. Once fully dried I made a basket for small treasures and embroidered the top.
The third sample is constructed using paper pulp over a frame, which was wrapped and worked with FME in one corner. I then added spirals of thread to the wet pulp. Once dried I hand worked areas of the sample, again using stitches from my research.
The sample is temporarily mounted on a previous sample.