Thursday, 19 March 2009

Workshop in Progress.

Having worked quite a bit with Lutradur over the past few years, I was asked to run a workshop at our local Embroiderers Guild as an introduction to the medium for interested members.

The past month has been very busy with lots of other things, but I also managed to make lots of samples for the workshop and also to write up a couple of pages of notes for the participants. There were just over 20 people in the group and they all seemed to have a lot of fun.

I'm not sure if anyone will go on to use Lutradur in their work though, it will be interesting to see at the next Guild exhibition later in the year. It's to be called Colours of the Gallaxy.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Digitized Version of The Coffee Set.

The Coffee Set after Applying a Filter in Photoshop.

The Coffee Set by Criss Canning.

The artist chosen by the Stitched Together group this month is Criss Canning, one of Australia's leading still life artists. Her paintings of flowers in beautiful vases are easily recognisable, but I have chosen to work from her painting of a black, white and yellow coffee set. Not content with choosing an atypical work by Canning, I have also applied a filter in Photoshop to reach my final design. I digitzed the main elements of the design with my Bernina software and finished it off with the old Pfaff workhorse.