I spent the first week of June in a fabulous week long workshop with the incredibly talented Amanda McCavour. If you ever get a chance to take a workshop with Amanda I highly recommend it. In addition to being a talented artist, Amanda is a lovely person and a great teacher!
The workshop was all about using water soluble stabilizer to create thread lace. What fun!
This sample piece was a bit of an experiment gone wrong...I was not intending to make a creepy, very dense spider web. But, when cut up and reworked I created a fun flower that I quite like.
I really like where these random, free form doodled leaves are going, and I have plans to continue with them to create a larger piece with that in the future. My thoughts right now are for some sort of a vessel, but we'll see...
You can see the rinsing process and I wash out the water soluble stabilizer once the thread work was finished.
I then added some scrim bits and the text...perhaps to be used as an embellishment on a journal cover.
This leaf was another sample, this time to experiment with just how minimal I could go with the thread and still have the piece work.
I just love the incredible shadow that was cast in the late afternoon sun!
For this sample I was playing around with laying down interesting bits of yarn before machine doodling connecting circles to create the structure that would hold it together. Again, the second shot shows the wonderful shadow cast later in the day.