maandag 30 november 2015

Black and white collage

The assignment was to make a b&w collage and at the end to add a tiny speck of colour. The colour had to enhance the image or lead your eye to the focal point.
I didn't make a 'before' photo so it's a bit difficult to see, but the little pink square draws your eye to the 'semi circle'.

zaterdag 28 november 2015

A train, or not

This was the original photo. I simplified the picture and felted several pieces in different shades of black. (The holes are not intended, but due to my lack of experience in felting.)
The black piece is only fastened by two buttons to give the piece some dimension. I sewed the felt pieces on some fabric.

maandag 2 november 2015

DIY Textile School

This year I started with a textile course in Amsterdam. One day a month is a contact day with each time a different artist as teacher. I like working with textile and embroidery although I have almost zero knowledge. So in that part I want to broaden my horizon.
The first month was all about self portraits and contrast. They had to be in black and white.
I've tried a few different things, based on photographs with extra contrast of myself.

 Hand embroidered on paper/textile fibre
 Machine embroidered on bookbinding linen
Various pieces of lace on cheese cloth (hand sewn)