Friday, 6 May 2016

E.S.P - aka Earth Spirit Projects

I've had to leave a few other projects as UFOs for a little while...

...and get down to finishing off these pieces for an up-coming workshop.

It's been good to get back to my "Earth Spirit" theme....

...and I've had a lovely time playing with Colourcraft Brusho Sprays and  Markal Paintstiks on Egyptian cotton and calico dyed with Procion dyes. (From Empress Mills.)








Fabric was first dyed in plastic bags or beer glasses....

...then sprayed with Brusho Sprays - Dark Brown; Shimmering Charcoal & Shimmering Copper.

I drew my designs and scanned them into my Brother Scan'n'Cut to make the stencils...

...that were then done using Markal Paintstiks.

Finally I stitched around the designs on the sewing machine with some variegated threads...

...again,  from Empress Mills.

Now, because I am who I am...

...seed stitching is covering the background!




Why?...do I do this to myself?

Then I made a start on another Earth Spirit Figure...





...again on calico sprayed with Brusho.

This time the design was drawn on before stitching....

...then painted in with Inktense blocks.

Oh....the fun I do have!!

I'll be off up the M50 with this lot next week :-)


x C

10 comments:

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Amazing detail! Not sure of size but the close-up reveals some sewing perfection that finds me gazing at stitches and mottled color...beautiful!

Chris Gray said...

Thanks so much Mary Ann

x C

Caterina Giglio said...

remarkable, I agree with Mary Ann, beautiful...

Penny said...

Chris, these are gorgeous. Sounds like a great workshop.

Penny said...

These seem so perfect for Spring! I love them.

Chris Gray said...

Thanks so much everyone. Your lovely comments are so much appreciated!

x C

PaulineC said...

Pleased to see that you are once again featured in the Empress Mills newsletter.

pipsqueek13 said...

Brilliant as usual. You are super talented.

Chris Gray said...

Thank Yooooooooooooo!! :-)

x

underatopazsky said...

Love these marks and shapes - especially the labyrinth.