Tuesday, April 22, 2008

April bag fabric

Here's my April TIF finished, although I was going to sew on a few wooden buttons, maybe after the bag is made up. The bits that look blue are actually black or dark brown. I think it will be OK for a bag, might have to give it to someone who likes those colours. I think I don't like it as much because it uses mainly commercially printed fabrics which give a different look to hand dyed/printed ones. Anyhow it's done!

A funny thing: after complaining about not liking this month's colours, I'm actually working with them for my Innovative Stitches exhibition pieces, which may be why I'm finding it very difficult to get into a good work mode. I'm doing a dyed and printed length of fabric for my main piece so it will fit in with my goals for this year. I've dyed the fabric, designed the print, carved some lino blocks and made some stencils for silkscreening, so it is underway, but it's taken a long time. It's inspired by fragments of bobbin lace found in the Batavia ship wreck.
I'm not sure if my second piece will happen as I also have to get my journal finished. As well, I'm doing 4 small pieces for another exhibition which is on around the same time.
Oh well, better get off the computer and back to work!
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5 comments:

Doreen G said...

I know what you mean about the colours Linda I found them hard to do as well but I was happy with mine in the end.

aj.owel said...

I understand...browns are horrible colours, and I never use them, not in my house, not in my clothes (exept for one suit). For me brown doens't exist ;-) But there are some browns that look like purple of like some kind of orange and they try to pursuade me to use them, should I? Wouldn't that be a change? Hahaha. Ik saw your march challenge, by the way, what a lovely flowery project you have made, made me cheerfull! Thank you!

Tanguera said...

Well done working with colours you don't like. Love what you came up with (even though I don't like brown much either).

Sandy said...

I love it, and I don't like those colors either. You certainly did a good job.

Fran├žoise said...

It's beautiful, even if you don't like the colours. And I'm not a big fan of browns either.