|Hattie B.: Mourning dove.|
This past week in To Tell a Story with Cloth, students spent time doing a bit of printing and cutting and stitching. The stories are beginning to take shape!
Hattie B. decided to do a little book of the birds that she and her grandson see at the bird feeder. I love the textural stitching! Hattie is using a beautiful softened linen and we all wanted to know her source. If you're interested...here is the link!
|Hattie B.: Gold finches (sorry about the background color...my camera was NOT cooperative!).|
Amy P. is continuing to explore her ancestral connections with the shtetl. She's cut and combined a number of her pieces. Now it's time to get stitching (before her daughter arrives!).
Karen M. is working on a series of pieces about spring. She plans to cut and attach the cherry blossoms to one of her pieces.
|Karen M.: Cherry blossoms|
Lee W. decided to continue with the theme of protection that she started exploring in the cut paper exercise. She is composing a series of vignettes using similar shapes to express the theme.
Kathy F. is designing a piece as a memorial to a friend (who was an artist) who recently passed away. She plans to incorporate the symbol of being lifted out of a cage (to safety)...a motif that her friend used often in her art. Her friend also loved nature.
|Kathy F.: Detail of a little girl design that she found on a piece of vintage cloth.|
|Kathy F.: Detail printed owl|
Kathy also made a monoprint of the owl...a reverse of her block print!
Marine L. started to play with stitching!
|Marine L.: A figure starting to appear.|
|Marine L.: Could this be the center of a flower?|
Kathy B. is beginning a series with her cat prints.