Thursday, 21 January 2016

Fibre and Thread Sketching - week 2

I'm going to blog about my Sketch a Day group.. but as mine aren't really sketches per se I shall call the blog posts Fibre and Thread - after all that's what I plan to use for them :)

Week 2 - In the Sea

For the last week or 2 I've been fancying doing some fishy picture panels.. a whale (inspired by Hundertwasser's bathroom whale).. some mackerel, starfish, maybe an octopus.  SO I started off with the whale..
Laying out
Finished.. unless I decide to add some F M machine embroidery
Then I ended up getting sidetracked :)  Looking through whale images I found loads of gorgeous whale tail images.. and a lovely video on youtube - 'how to draw a whales tail' ..  I kind of followed it:

using free motion machine embroidery..
and a felting needle and fibre
instead of a sharpie..
3"x 3" stitch on felt 'sketch'
I was really having fun now!  And decided to do an alternative whale tail doodle :)

silk sari appliqué with F M machine embroidery
I always like seeing the back on machine embroidery.
It's a give away that I forgot to put the lever down when doing her 'whale tail'.. it's all loopy :)

I enjoyed playing with this :)  Think this is going to be good for me!


Ali said...

Loving your whale and tails! great doodling with fibre and thread and what an inventive tail image!
Ali x

Gill Ambler said...

Fab Deborah! Love the alternative take!

FeltersJourney said...

Thank you both :) xx

Terriea Kwong said...

Very detailed and clear lines. Love all.