"I begin with an idea ... and then it becomes something else"
~ Picasso

Tuesday 23 June 2009

Surface decoration

Another sketchbook page with samples of surface embellishment

Hand stitching and couching threads and rafia - french knots, seed stitches, running stitch, lazy daisy stitch. and chain stitch,

Attaching objects by couching - knitted wire with beads, feather, shell, wire, doughnut button, metal and twigs

Adding embellishment by attaching beads, buttons, sequins and semi-precious stones


Pom Pom said...

These sketchbook shots spell FUN! Your work is inspiring!


Thank you Pom Pom

Corinna Nitschmann said...

I'm a felt artist from Hungary and I find your blog very inspirating. I'll come back more often. (And I was always too lazy to make sample thought I've already heard a lot about it how useful this can be.)

Wooly regards

arlee said...

Carolyn, that's a work of art in itself