Thursday, June 18, 2009

My Creative Space


For my Creative Space post this week I have to confess that, yes, I'm still working on my collage! I realised that the page needed more of a focus and, totally inspired by the amazing thread work of Naomi Ryder, I decided to have a go at hand stitching a figure. I'm actually really pleased with how this turned out – there's a shockingly bad set of photos below showing stitch progress (Actually, it's also rather a cute record of the cloud cover that blocked and let through the light onto my desk!) Anyway, I'm still working on it – I'm hand stitching some text now to go in the upper right hand corner to balance the page... I've included a little bit there so you can have a peek. :)


For more Creative Spaces or to join in yourself, pop over to Kirsty's.

22 comments:

Nicola said...

I think this is looking great! Im loving the mix of textures and your stitched lady looks amazing!

Kirsty said...

The handstitched lady (& her "in progress" shots) are wonderful.

Katy said...

I like the different shades of white in your photos too, the collage is looking very cool, will it be stretched on a wooden from in the end or in a picture frame?

Kylie said...

Thanks for the lovely comments! It's one of those starburst prints I did from the wet side of the screenprint, so all paper and probably picture frame I'd say.
I've actually got a series of them planned in my head..! Hopefully I won't inflict the lot on you in Creative Spaces in the future - this blog is already looking way too much like yellow-land as it is! :) K

Selina said...

looks fabulous Kylie! I love checking out everyones different spaces, very inspiring.

kellie said...

This look fabulous. And please, inflict away with more. Would love to see the series grow.

Cindy said...

It's looking fantastic Kylie :-)

Leonie Guld said...

It looks fantastic!

gretchenmist said...

amazing work ~ love the stitching + the yellow with the print. really enjoying your blogs too :)

Michelle said...

It's looking great!

handmaiden said...

love seeing the process

MissyP said...

Kylie! That's great! Did you stitch that free-hand, or draw it first? It ;looks free-hand and I'm in awe!

And... sewing letters with a machine is not that difficult. Drop your feed dogs, use an embroidery foot (often and open circle) and away you go. It's like drawing with a pencil except you move the paper (fabric). I haven't done that much of it and I consider my piece 'practice', so imagine what an expert can do.

at swim-two-birds said...

Hi Kylie, how nice to be in your blog, i really love your work :)
We share a lot of common interesses, like all kinds of needlework and textiles,(recycled) paper,typographic art etc.
It is so nice that we know each other now.

Alison said...

Fantastic work, and yes 3 is the magic number!

Muddlepud said...

I think the hand stitching is great, really adds something to the piece.

caramela said...

Please show more- its lovely to watch the creative process unfolding...And yes, the hand stitching adds a whole new level-

ArtMind said...

I love looking at processes and this mustard yellow is just beautiful!
Thank you too for your comment in my blgo & for the great link to that artist! :) happy weekend to you! :)

glam.spoon said...

love the colors and love seeing the process! the photos are not bad at all my dear.

Clair@Obstinate Pursuit said...

Wow, I can't believe thats handstitched - it looks fantastic!

Michelle said...

The hand stitched figure looks great. It has been fascinating whatching your collage develop over the weeks.

Gina said...

Just doing some catch-up blog reading. I love your work, so creative and unique. I like your combination of textures and mediums. And that yellow and grey is making me happy! Colours I often forget...

elk said...

oh this is a gem in the making....