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.
Nearly all the surfaces are ready for sewing. Some people made new surfaces and some started work stitching.
These painty hands were a result of making this beautiful printing plate
which in turn made this print
…and the beginnings of stitching on the prints and glued surfaces we have already created!
We continue to be inspired by Lorina Bulwer’s sampler; so much so that our latest project, working with two groups of women, extends the work we started last year.
Here is a glimpse of the prints from the groups’ first week – stunningly beautiful work.
Our work space was limited and we dried the prints in the lobby. We had a great time getting in touch with our creative energy.
We made rubbings as well as prints.
Some even got as far as making decisions about the layout of the squares for stitching next time .
The group made more prints using a gelatine plate.