Inspired by Margaret Macdonald Macintosh.
This motif was originally cut as a lino print. It has been photocopied, resized and repeated to create an overall repeat fabric pattern. The grey background would have been more prominent if I had used grey tissue paper as a collage base.
Exploring line work over dual colour background.
Pale blue-grey & cream dupion silk in horizontal bands. The cream sections have multiple closely stitched rows to create texture. The overlaid aerial style motifs are free-machine stitched in dark blue-grey thread. This was an excellent exercise to improve the accuracy of my free-motion stitching when aiming for a particular outcome.
Taking sections from a couple of his postcards I evolved the scene, adding my own simplified flowers, attaching a textile one left over from the cushion cover I recently made. This is my first attempt at a drawing using felt tipped pens and blending proved harder than I expected.