We spent our time together this week finishing off our pieces and making decisions about how they are going to be displayed in the exhibition.
Sarah and Katie tagteam stitching.
Suzanne and Keara finishing their work.
We tried the finished pieces against different coloured backgrounds to see what the effect was.More about the exhibition in the coming days!
Several stitchers in the group and near to completing their pieces.
Lucy’s work has developed from her original plate…
She has added seaweed and pebbles to dramatic effect…
Here she is stitching
Katie has also been adding shells to her piece
…as has Emily
We’ve got to the point where we are all making creative decisions about how our coast-inspired pieces are going to look. Working on our separate canvasses whilst sharing the space is delightful.
detail from her piece
detail form her piece
Inspired by our visit to West Runton last week we made prints using elements from nature.
Katie inks up the plate.
Emily smooths the fabric over the plate to take a print.
Detail from the prints.
This method makes lots of prints so there will be plenty of choice when it comes to selecting which prints to add stitches to.
We also did rubbings of leaves and other textures.
Keara with her rubbings.
Lucy took a rubbing from the chair seat, which produced a really strong effect.
We are working with a group from About With Friends, based in Cromer, continuing the Stitch in Time project whose starting point is the coast.
Our first session was a visit to West Runton to collect ideas and images to inspire us for our print making and stitching in weeks to come.
Katie on the prom
Sara took photos for reference and we spent time looking at coastal features…
…plants and sea creatures…