Tag Archives: EI-P4-Sketchbook

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 … Continue reading

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Developing my gecko design

Back at the beginning of this course I worked with geckos as my personal totem.  Click here to see some interpretations I explored in February 2013. I’ve now used one of my earlier designs as the basis for a piece … Continue reading

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Inspiration from Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh

Whilst researching Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh I referred to a book in my collection entitled Rennie Mackintosh Inspirations in Embroidery by Dorothy Wood.  There are some excellent ideas for translating art deco designs into textiles using many techniques. One multi-layered cut-back … Continue reading

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Uses for ‘failed’ prints.

No-one can produce perfect prints first time so what happens to all those trial pieces?  The ones where the colour chosen really wasn’t right or the registration was off-kilter.  Even the ones where the main image was perfect but the … Continue reading

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A little stitchery

My recent flower drawing led me to start a few small stitch samples of flowers.  I’ve always liked simplified designs as can be seen from some of my painting efforts from some time ago (not within this course). Looking at … Continue reading

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