It’s the last Friday of the month so it’s time again to check in on our series projects!
You know, a series doesn’t have to go on for months and months. It can be a small series just to explore one idea or one design element or one technique. Recently Susan Purney Mark posted a 4 part series creating some small works with a fixed color palette. With each piece she posted her self-critique. I found it very interesting to see inside the mind of a practicing artist. You can see the 4th part here and read back in her blog for the other 3 entries.
My shibori series is moving right along!
Here’s a sample where I actually took some process photos to show how I folded and marked the piece. I used a 1” grid.
You can see the stitching best from the back.
Here it is drawn up and ready to dye.
Here’s how it turned out. I’m quite happy with it.
These two were folded into 8 pointed stars. For the one of the left I used popsicle stick to create a clamped design. For the one on the right I tried to tie it like I do the big mandalas. That technique doesn’t translate to really small pieces!
I absolutely love this one. I just drew the squiggly lines with a washable marker and stitched over them. It was a little challenging in the tight curves but I got it done.
Here are all of the samples that I’ve made all together!
Are you working on a series or starting a new series? If so, link up below and share it with us.