|Jill B.: "How" : Wool felt letters and cheesecloth collage|
This is the last in a series of blog posts about the Fall class, Connecting to Memories: The Stitched Word that I taught online for The Art League School. I will be teaching it again during the Winter session starting on January 27 for five consecutive Wednesday mornings (10:00 am-12:30 pm USA Eastern Standard Time).
In the fourth session, I covered a number of dimensional techniques including Cording, Stuffing/Trapunto and Felt letters. I also suggested that students begin to think about a larger, more long term assignment that would involve stitching a letter (correspondence), recipe, list, poem or memento and to think about alternative ground fabrics such as vintage linens or clothing. I hope to see more results as students continue to work on projects.
|Jill B.: "How/Who?": Off the Surface Trapunto|
|Jill B.: Cording and Trapunto samplers|
|Roberta A.: Planning a larger project: The Grocery List|
|Judy P.: A series of Haikus for her youngest granddaughter, Anne. Stitched on a dish towel|
|Judy P.: Brainstorming ideas for more projects.|
|Judy P.: Grandmother's Frozen Dough recipe transferred to tea-dyed fabric.|
|Judy P.: Thinking about stitching the recipe to an old apron.|
|Barbara B.: List of cooking times for dry rice and beans|
|Barbara B.: Stitching the list to Jed's shirt sleeve.|
|Barbara B.: Optional project: One month stitching journal.|
|Julie B. Booth: Felt and couched yarn letters with cheesecloth fabric collage. Honoring the Swedish Fish candies my maternal grandmother kept in her candy drawer.|
|Julie B. Booth: Stitched letter written by my Dad when he was just learning his capital letters. I included the erasures (white Running stitched letters). Stitched on a cotton handkerchief, the kind he used to carry in his pocket.|