This is my way of showing the development of my work over the past few months.
Chapter 1 was about finding inspiration for my star theme.
Flowers, snowflakes, sea-stars represent only a small number of star images and shapes that captured my attention and imagination.
Colour in nature played a significant part in the choice of colours for my work.
Chapter 2 was about starting the design process based on shapes from ch 1.
I painted a variety of papers with indigo,gold, yellow and purple.
Making a stamp followed. I used half a 6 point star and a half sun shape.
I loved the bright contrasting colours I used to make a variety of cut out star shapes.
Chapter 3 was an opportunity to develop star shapes further by cutting papers and manipulating them in a variety of ways to make new designs.
Chapter 4 was about folding and cutting from an inspirational shape. I preferred the results from asymmetrical shapes.
Cutting and layering papers followed to create more interesting and inspirational designs.
Chapter 5 used fabrics. Selecting and printing on them… fun!
Chapter 6 showed me how to use bonding in applique.
Chapter 7 translated the layered designs into embroidery. The black and white paper designs influenced a lot of this work.
Chapter 8 introduced combinations of stitching and bonding as well as using padding to indicate shapes.
Chapter 9 introduced the traditional method of applique used by the Cuna Indians and contemporary applique.
Rippling applique created by layering strips of colour.
Chapter 10 allowed slashing of material to make chenille applique.