So here is the finished piece! Fingers crossed it gets picked for Black Swan Arts Open!
Stitching rabbits has felt very Eastery! Off to enjoy a well earned chocolate egg now.
I have been working away on an entry for the Black Swan Arts Open, the deadline is April 1st so have pretty much been going flat out for the last week on this project.
I have used several of the bits of printing I did a few weeks ago with the idea of patch-working them together.
I stitched back into the prints using embroidery silks to give more texture and definition. The idea is this will be the sail to an embroidered boat I'm making...
This took me till 1am last night to finish doing the coloured running stitches on the hull. My fingers are aching like crazy!
Am hoping to get it all photographed and submitted over the weekend, so will pop the finished article on here when done. Why did I decide to make something so bloody complicated!
Ok, finally got round to doing some test prints with the Squirrel design, came out best on thick calico...
I like that it came our very folk arty! Now am investigating inks that can be used with a block print but on fabric, am currently just using the standard cheap water based lino inks which is no good for permeant fabric prints (well its ok until it rains on your nice new bag!). Any suggestions greatly appreciated!!
My very talented friend Nina is holding an exhibition of her work and collaborative creative projects with St Mary's pupils at St Mary's School in Calne, Wiltshire from this Friday.
Nina has been the artist in residence there and has done so excellent work with the girls, she's also produce some amazing work of her own, check out her new website nina-davis.com.
After weeks of making nothing but Theatres and Circuses for craft shows I'm finally able to get back to a little lino cutting...
I designed this circle of squirrels ages ago and have been desperate to try it as a lino print with a view to printing up some canvas shopping totes.
I'll let you know how I get on!
Well Saturdays craft fair was excellent, one of the most well organised fairs I've done. They had really gone to town on the advertising and it showed with the amount of people who can through the door.
I got some really lovely feedback about my stall and my products, the new banner seemed to attract quite a bit of attention...
Not bad for something made out of some old calico, indian ink and two place matts!
I would definitely do this venue again, plus I can tie it in with a little visit up to Shropshire to see my Mum! And on that subject, a big thank you to my Mum who came and kept my company while the show was on!
Thanks Shropshire H&V, hope
I'm Kat and I'm an illustrator living and working in Bath in the UK. This blog is a record of my artwork, projects and anything I think is interesting, I hope you'll read a little of my ramblings!
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