Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fruits of the Season, 1

Sketching grapes and figs on paper and adding a bit of watercolor.

Then sketching on a fabric page of my textile sketchbook/journal. The empty page:

The pencil sketch on the reverse side:

Then I pinned on some interesting fabrics on the right side while holding the page up to the window to see the lines of the sketch on the wrong side.
As my rule for the textile sketchbook is rapidity, I'll stitch these fabrics down by machine, then go over the sketch in black on the wrong side.


Margaret said...

Interesting process. Are you essentially stitching "blind" with respect to the coloured fabrics?

MulticoloredPieces said...

Yes, Margaret. I'm stitching blind for the right side. I'll get the sketch "drawn" in thread on the wrong side and then eventually go back to the right side to add a few colors and highlights from the top.

Minka said...

Thank you for sharing your technique! This is wonderful. Love your sketch!

Nifty Quilts said...

Thanks! I've been wanting to try some of this type of work. You make it look easy, even though I'm sure it's not.