As you can see I've chosen cow parsley as my chosen design. The design is divided into textural areas which I've numbered to link in with the samples which follow on the coming pages
I have to take each textured area of this chosen design and work out how I can translate it in any textural way with fabric manipulated methods and hand stitching so I've uploaded my sketchbook pages with my comments about plus some close up detailed studies. I'm delighted with these and will need to choose which ones to take forward for my resolved sample.
Samples 1. Fabric manipulation, hand stitching and a combination of both
As before Fabric manipulation, hand stitching and a combination of both
At this point I may add some colour as these samples will represent the leafy shapes around and underneath the florets of the cow parsley. I worked it in both green and white to see the contrasting effects and then I'll need to choose between the two. The details of each are written up on my sketch book pages.
I took these to Summer School to discuss with my Tutor Sian Martin and my fellow Distant Stitch students.
I decided to work with samples 2a, 3b and 3c to represent the florets plus the green sample [4b or c] not sure yet!! to represent the leafy shapes along with the centre / background as a base.
Next step - my resolved sample!