I want to set up some still life scenes so I ventured out on my bike to collect some autumn structures to work from. We bought a new laser printer a couple of weeks ago and I've been printing off and playing about with the photos that I took whilst out collecting. I love old tattered textures and embroideries or tapestries where the thread and colour has been worn away and you can see the warp and weft of a fabric so I quite enjoyed the way the printer added lines and texture to the photos.
I'm thinking large embroideries at the moment, all machine embroidered and then worked into with the embellisher to destroy the stitches and then hand embroidered into again to bring back definition. I've been watching videos on how to set up still life scenes. I found this video really interesting and want to join this guys class! I may even set myself the teacup homework!