|Jodie F.: Sculpture detail. Jodie's nature "muse" was a decaying log.|
All our class work, in Hand Stitching Continued, was working towards the final project...creating a free-standing sculpture using techniques covered in class. I wanted to keep the format simple yet flexible and opted to have students design sculptures from acrylic craft felt. When working on samples, I was surprised at how well this material worked as a base for a small sculpture. Below is a selection of sculptures by students.
|Jodie also stitched the interior of her sculpture.|
|Ann Z.'s muse was tree bark. She is actually continuing work on this piece...adding another separate piece that will have tree roots.|
|Ann Z. started work on a second sculpture.|
|Susan P. used wrapped wire details on her piece. Susan's muse was based on an underwater photo showing sea creatures.|
|My sculpture: Stitch details.|
|Jan B.: In process.|
|Peggy G. worked on a small doll.|
|Marine W.: Fabric collage|
|Marine W.: Fabric manipulated to look like flowers.|
|Alice A.: Houses made from folded fabric.|
This was a really inspiring group to teach...especially since this was the first time I taught this particular class. It seems that the more I explore...the more excited I get about the possibilities using stitch. Who knows...maybe there will be a Hand Stitching Continued Continued in 2018!
If you want to catch up on past posts about this class:
Part 1: Painted Backgrounds
Part 2: Layering Stitches
Part 3: Buttonhole and Needle Weaving
Part 4: Manipulating Fabric
Part 5: Manipulating Fabric with Stitches
I'll be teaching an evening version of Hand Stitching Continued: Surface and Structure, starting on May 3, at The Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia.