Artist inspired sketchbook work

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.

AIS1Inspired by Lucienne Day.

Exploring line work over dual colour background.

AIS2Inspired by Lucienne Day.

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.

AIS3Inspired by Ken Done.

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.

AIS4My own collaged and stylised repeat pattern.


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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