Saturday, May 17, 2014

Story Cloth: An Update

Barbara stitching the sunrise.
 Fabric Painting, Printing and Stitching to Tell a Story with Cloth (aka Story Cloth) is going into its last week. I've immensely enjoyed teaching this group of students and I will be sorry to say goodbye to them.

This past week there was still a bit of painting and printing but the main focus was on stitching to add dimension, texture and details to the stories.

Jane printed the pesky moles in her story. They will be enjoying their breakfast while her son's dog barks and digs far away at the tunnel entrance.

Sample prints of Jane's moles.

Susan printed figures on tea bags last week and started stitching them onto fabric this week. She's got me so excited about tea bags...I have a collection growing and hope to do a future newsletter about printing on them.

Susan printed figures on tea bags.
Stitching them to fabric.
A second piece with printed figures. Susan plans to do a lot of stitching on this one!
Barbara is working on a series of ten scenes that will be presented and hung in embroidery hoops. These are based on her impressions of the movie, Midnight's Children, an adaptation of Salman Rushdie's novel.

Additional fabrics for Barbara's story.

Fabrics that feel like India.

Auditioning a fabric for one of the story scenes.

You can understand why I will miss this group! More to come as we finish up the class this Wednesday.


  1. With all the fabrics painted now it's the exciting part of adding the stitches. It's so liberating to do stitches in a random fashion. Great for a bit of self reflection too. While I am stitching onto cloth the story of two children switched at birth I can't help wondering why I chose this story… Barbara Cieleszky

    1. Barbara- I'm so looking forward to seeing what you've accomplished with your stitching this week. It is interesting how this story called to you.