Hand-Embroidered 'Receiving' Blanket
I found some lovely fabric featuring these elephants last year, so decided this should be the basis for Lucy’s blanket. At the point I was making it, we didn’t know if she was a girl or boy, so they were the perfect design for both.
I couldn’t find the exact colour I was after for the main fabric, so hand-dyed natural calico light green and then sketched the design directly on to it using a friction pen.
Each elephant was appliquéd on and the rest of the design embroidered freehand.
I then finished the whole piece using the classic blanket stitch.
A weekend away in Salcombe, Devon with my best friends. Awesome weather, awesome place and awesome company.
Art-Book project #1
Using a combination of watercolour, screen-print and embroidery, I’ve created a Spring-inspired book using classic natural indicators of the changing season.
I like the idea of symbols in folklore. Like the classical elements, they hold a huge amount of spiritual and emotional weight. A small logo that is elegant and simple, but can carry the idea of something as big as the seasons themselves.
I’d love for this to be one of a series of four art-books, each with its own original symbol at it’s centre, illustrating the change in the natural environment as the year passes.
Some Spring-themed embroidery on watercolour paper today. Nice on the paper, not so nice on my fingers. Never thought I’d say it, but I’m off to find a thimble!
Messing about with watercolour and embroidery for a few Spring-inspired tests today.