Pattern 4

 

Pattern 4, Paper, coloured pencil and thread.   21 x 21cm

Pattern 4, Paper, coloured pencil and thread. 21 x 21cm

Pattern No 4 is complete.  Well in fact I completed it a couple of weeks ago, but had not got around to photographing and posting it until now.  There is always that pull between making the art and posting it.  I am going to be doing at least six of these for an exhibition in August.

I finally found the work that inspired me to start sewing into paper and another artist doing similar work.

Michelle Forsyth did this great series of watercolours where she sewed lines onto the paper with threads called Dark Watercolours.  I saw the close up below and just loved it.

 

Michelle Forsyth.  Dark Watercolor 05 17 x 17 inches

Michelle Forsyth. Dark Watercolor 05 17 x 17 inches

Michelle Forsyth.  Dark Watercolors 04 40 x 40 inches

Michelle Forsyth. Dark Watercolors 04 40 x 40 inches

Later in my wanderings around Pinterest I found this other artisit Emily Barletta who does very intricate sewing into paper.  How exciting are these!  Well you can tell I loved them.

 

Emily Bartlett Untitled 73

Emily Bartlett Untitled 73

Emily Bartlett Untitled 57

Emily Bartlett Untitled 57

 

I thought I would get some inspirations from the names these artist had called their work, but no so luck they just numbered them.

I will leave you with a close up of my work and continue on with the next.

Pattern 4 Detail , Paper, coloured pencil and thread.   21 x 21cm

Pattern 4 Detail , Paper, coloured pencil and thread. 21 x 21cm

Karen

10 responses to “Pattern 4

  1. This is a great series Karen, love the colours you are using. I found Emily Bartlett’s work recently and was very impressed with it, she uses sewing techniques in such an imaginative way.

    • Thanks Anna, this is a new palette for me and I am trying to use more subtle colours with a mid century feel. I love these colours and they are very popular at the moment. Karen

  2. Exhibition in August? Fabulous news x

  3. You’re right. Those works you admire are exquisite. I delight in your latest piece too and close up one can see how much fine detail is in it. It is popping with vibrancy, Karen.

    • Thanks Julie, I am getting the swing of them, I want to make bigger ones but the exhibition is for work 30x30cm, so I must stay contained. Once the six are done I will branch out. Karen

  4. At least by keeping 30 x 30 you can make them quickly and get the ideas out faster, I think that is a good thing. They are lovely, will you post a picture of them all together when they are done, I would like to see them as a group.

  5. Oooh, I love the sewing on paper!

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