zondag 10 januari 2016

Making a collage every day

That was an assignment of the DIY Textile School. And you had to make one of the collages in textile. Here you see a part of my collages. I had 28 in total. I used mostly scraps I had in a box that were leftovers from all my paper- and bookbinding projects. It's hard for me to throw out even the smallest of pieces.
Sometimes it was fun making a collage, sometimes it was annoying. I learned that I like circles (:-)) and not too many elements on a card. But I also tried to push myself to add more than I at first wanted to do. (Succes not guaranteed.)

Because I had to do also the 'end of term' assignment (the train blocks), my textile collage is pretty simple. I copied the Audrey Hepburn photo on paper backed fabric. I like her and now and then she appears in my work.

donderdag 7 januari 2016

Train and textile

Again, train photos (see below) were the inspiration for this textile work. I wanted to make soft blocks as an opposition to the steel of the train. At first I wanted to make a whole lot, so you could place them in different combinations for example. But due to lack of time it stopped at two.
At one side the elements are appliqued, the other side has embroidered lines from four different drawings on transparent paper placed on each other. That was found by luck, because when I cleared my table and stacked the drawings I saw an interesting image and I wanted to do something with it.

Because of me doing two kinds of classes, I want to combine assignments as much as possible. So this is also a decor for a play, hence the rails (made out of a leather strip), Waiting for Godot. You have to fantasize the small players in it. (Damn, I should have placed something in front of it, so it would give a kind of scale.)

It's hard to remember which photos I used because I oversimplified the drawings. But it were definitely these kind of details.