Friday, 15 June 2012

...stitching & printing...

I'm still plodding on with my streets-worth of little houses that I want on the stand at FOQ.

These will be for display (mostly) and I'm working on pattern packs for them.

There are still quite a few more to do...

...and the various pattern pieces are building up on my desk.

The plan is for a good couple of weeks working on them...

...and continuing with the larger Mayan pieces meantime.

Here is the latest stitching....



...based on a house in Bergheim (Alsace).

The next one will be a "Winstub", inspired by one I saw in Riquewihr.

I'm so excited to be going back there this year!

We'll be based in Selestat this time, because it's a fairly short drive up the mountain to Sainte Marie-aux-Mines, and we can also visit the northern part of the region that we didn't get around to in 2009.

I've also been experimenting with some printing...

Not block printing as is my normal activity....

...but screen printing.

I have been toying with the idea of doing printed backgrounds for stitch for quite some time now, but needed to try the technique to see how I got on with it.



These are a couple of "Thermofax" screens...

...easy-peasy!!

Yey! That means the plan can be put into action :-)

They do custom screens, so all I need to do is a pile of line drawings...

(on top of everything else that is!!)

I'll be using these two for some French-themed fabric collages...

...they should look good printed onto some lavender-coloured cotton....

...and will marry nicely with those gorgeous sari ribbon strips.

I'm off!

Lots to do today...

...and at least the medication is giving me a new lease of life to get on with things :-)

3 comments:

Penny said...

I'm blown away!! This house is my absolute favorite - love the lace in the window. You're doing wonderful work these days -- so glad that you're feeling better.

Chris Gray said...

Thanks Penny...it'll look even better when the hand-stitching is done! :-)

Penny said...

Me too..Loving the house....and it's not even finished? Screen printing now...where will it all end?! Oh and love the crochet pots too. Let's face it just love whatever you get up to!