Assignment 2 Screen Printing Stage 1

The brief is to initially spend some time working in my sketchbook exploring the theme ‘Man-made Environment’.

Highly strung originalI started with a prison bars concept, that changed to piano wires, then considered snapped piano wires springing across the taut ones still firmly held in place.  Next I looked at the space below, within the piano, where  light and shade mix and included a reflection of something bright caught in the shadowplay.

Highly strung reshapedI elongated the drawing in Photoshop.

Highly strung fabricInktense pencils were used on fabric, wetting each section carefully to bring out the colour without it bleeding into other areas.

The red focal area was free-motion stitched and the lines were machine corded in place.

Highly Strung

‘Highly Strung’ by Claire Brach 9 x 13cm (unframed). Inktense pencils, free-motion stitching and machine cording.

About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.
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4 Responses to Assignment 2 Screen Printing Stage 1

  1. jane b says:

    very nice

  2. jane b says:

    obviously a piece of modern music was being played on the piano at the time

    • Claire B says:

      It’s very abstract but works for me. A simple project to be able to continue my free-motion stitching exercises.
      Back to the ‘real’ coursework now.

  3. Pingback: Assignment 2 – Screen printing with wax resists | TactualTextiles

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