Monday, September 03, 2007

More Glimpsings

These glimpsings are from one of the pieces I was working on this weekend - the one where the colours are pretty awful. I rubbed Copper Treasure Gold on quite thickly and it doesn't look too bad after all.


This is something else I am working on. Its scrim embellished to cotton velvet dyed once then overdyed. Same as a piece I did some time ago but this time I used Mustard Procion MX dye for the first dyebath followed by Indigo Blue. If you haven't tried this technique yet of dyeing the scrim after embellishing, then you really ought to. The resulting fabric is wonderful, in my opinion. I put this one in the tumble drier after rinsing to fluff it up a little and it worked a treat.

Having mentioned Clyde Olliver in my last post I decided to try combining slate with stitch. The only slate I had was a couple of Victorian roof slates found in the shed when we moved here.
I drilled several holes and used three different strands of silk threads on the first one.

I then found some pieces of driftwood and inserted them through the crosses.
Then a gust of wind came along, blew the slate off the small easel and it shattered into a dozen pieces! I saved the larger pieces and went on to create this.
And with the other tile I used torn strips of rust dyed cotton.
A sort of Clyde Olliver meets Lois Jarvis meets Traci Bautista with a bit of activated rust thrown in for good measure !!!
But hey, everyone has to start somewhere.

Seriously though, I would love to combine slate, stone or ceramics with fibre in some way, just need to get the right materials, the right inspiration and have a definite design idea in mind before starting.

Sorting through some bits and pieces I found these beads I made several years ago and thought I would perhaps have another go and see if I can take them further. The base material of the beads is copper coated wire that I knitted using the knitting machine.
It may be just my imagination but I am sure these beads were far more vibrant when I first made them than what they appear to be now.

20 comments:

Doreen G said...

Ah now this is the Lynda that we have all come to admire.
I love the slate pieces--nothing is safe around your house is it.

Sue B said...

Those slate pieces are very cool and I am LOVING those beads. Those are awesome Lynda, I want to see more of those!

Carol said...

How many hours are there in the day in Lynda land???? I managed to shop for transfer paint today and that's it! Love the top piece and the slate and rust piece is fab, can't wait to see what you do next - now go gete some sleep - you make me tired just reading!!!!

Susan D said...

I love your slate pieces and those beads are amazing, is it hard to knit copper coated wire?

Dy said...

Gosh I love visiting your blog, it's a feast of glorious creativity! I love your weekend pieces, the lace/scrim/rubbed with Treasure Gold - the textures you've produced are making me drool! :-)

Sarah Nopp said...

I like the slate very much, especially the post wind pieces!

Carol said...

never mind Clyde Oliver, this is PURE Lynda Monk, love the slate and the beads, it goes whithout saying what I think of the textured piece.
drool drool

neki desu said...

the small slate chunks are really together.i guess the smaller scale makes them more dramatic.very cool.

neki desu

Jacquelines blog said...

Wow Lynda, these slate's are gorgeous and so are the beads. I like the use of driftwood, unfortunately you can't find that much overhere anymore. Only if you rise very early, our beaches have too many visitors I guess...

Gina said...

More fabulous glimpsings - it's all gorgeous Lynda. I especially like the smaller slate pieces. Really exciting.

fiona d said...

I love what you've done with the torn cotton and the slate and rust, a wonderful combination

MargaretR said...

Lynda, what can I say except to say you are so creative? Every single thing you have shown is marvelous. The slate at the bottom is inspirational with the cotton fringing.

Alis said...

Fabulous, fabulous, all of it especially the slate.

Waltraud said...

Wonderful - you have so much talents!

Julie said...

It's all been said Lynda but I love the slate and driftwood ideas. I have lots of bits I've picked up beachcombing - I shall have to look them out.

Angelcat said...

You have been busy. The slate and driftwood pieces are wonderful. The beads too are gorgeous I can't wait to see how you use them.

Cellostitcher said...

Wonderful.

Carol said...

Wow! I love all of your pieces but I particularly like your slate work.

ominnimo said...

Fantastic results. I love them all. Well done.
Moira

JoWynn Johns said...

I second all the comments above. Fabulous work. Now, where is your website? Thanks