it's amazingly easy to get out of the blogging habit - after trying to post every day in september, october has been fallow. partly because my particular ball of dung has been a bit heavy and unwieldy for the last little while.
(image from here)
inspiration is sluggish and disconnected and the tempo uneven.
but on friday i played around a bit - inspired by the lyric kinard quilt university class i signed up for but didn't actually do at the time :( i played with paintsticks and textures
frottage in art-speak is taking a rubbing of an object - in this case fabric crayon and paintstick on cotton over a flattened out copper scourer. and cotton over flattened out kozo fibre
it also leads to gilded fingertipsthen i played with some silk ribbon and a piece of japanese linen using a fabric weaving technique i found on someone's blog - i think it was jude hill's blog but when i went back to find the post to link to i couldn't find it :( if anyone can remember who posted a 'how to' on this technique can you please let me know? not least because i'm not sure that i did it right...and finally i used a new to me product called fibre paste to coat some canvas and cotton and we shall see what happens to these.