I have been doing some more of the raised patterns and this time I have included some stitching into the work. I have really enjoyed blurring the line between paper and fabric and using familiar mediums in unfamiliar ways.
I was inspired by some art work I saw on the internet that was a plaid design done in watercolour with line stitched on them. I can’t find the images again and for some reason I did not save them, how annoying!
So these are patterns that I like, made out of cut paper coloured with coloured pencils, some with a pattern drawn on them, embroidery thread and beads. I like the more muted colours of these ones, I have used some colour palettes taken from nature for them. The colour palettes are from a great company called Design Seeds the green palette is based on leeks and the blue one is from a garden bench. These palettes are a great inspiration as I have problems coming up with colourways straight out of my head and these inspire me to use different and more muted combinations.
I plan to enter a few of these little patterns into the 30 x 30cm exhibition at the Brunswick Gallery in Melbourne, so I will make a few and pick out the ones that work best. My main problem is that I don’t know what to call them, I want a names that will link them together yet make each one separate. I would be very grateful for any assistance that any of you out there can offer.