Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Sample Project 2012 – November

So near the end now, but it’s been a struggle to get through this five sample month. For any new readers (hi!), each week I’m choosing one of the seven photos for that week in  “Underwater Eden – 365 Days” by Jeffrey L. Rotman as the starting point for some kind of textiley doodle. It’d make more sense if you could see the photos, but it wouldn’t be fair to rip them off -you’ll just have to get hold of the (really gorgeous) book!   

Here we go then…



Week 44: Tail of an Ornate Surgeonfish

Commercial felt blended and textured using the Embellisher machine.







Week 45: Tail of a Stoplight Parrotfish

Gathered/pleated fabrics.




Week 46: Gorgonian Coral

Zigzag stitch over thick wool and fine wire on Aquasol. Polyps made separately by free machining on Kunin felt then “cutting” out with a soldering iron.





Week 47: Colony of Sea Urchins

Machine embroidery using Flower Stitch attachment.







Week 48: Pelagic Octopus

Free machine embroidery with shaded thread on black felt.




Only four more weeks to go! So now the question is, should I do another weekly sample project in 2013, or would it maybe be more of an achievement to resist? After 6 years, perhaps it’s just a tad too obsessive? What do you think?

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