Chapter 7: Starry Night

Standard

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Matisse

Matisse

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Various versions of Halley’s Comet

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Van Gogh Starry, starry night

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Rejected design 1

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The wavy lines of paint remind me more of a rough sea than a sky with clouds and stars, although I keep returning to Halley’s Comet.

Ideas to try to give the impression of moving atmosphere:

Stitch the swirls – isolate the main line and using gold thread and a star machine pattern reproduce it on grey organza.  Then either side of this line, stitch repeats of the following: Isti mirant Stella (they wondered at the star from the Bayeux Tapestry border), Twinkle, twinkle little star; Starry, starry night, Swirling clouds in violet haze; and Star of wonder, star of night.  [I did consider ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ but decided against it].

This would give a piece of shadow to cut up and add to streaks of colour across the background: Markal crayon of the cypress trees on polyester satin.

The design on p.64 looks too much like cartoon ghosts to be anything but silly, so that’s a no.

I’m inclined to think that something similar to the sheers on p.43

might be combined with some of the above and the Expandaprint and Bronze powder/Goldfinger might be the answer.

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Polycotton bondawebbed to felt, Expandaprint with Bronze powder and free macining in metallic threads.

Painted textured wallpaper

With Bronze powder

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Crumpled tissue paper

With Goldfinger

Printed and stitched Kadi paper

With Goldfinger

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Cable stitch, twin needle, textured lace

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With Goldfinger

Digimax A50 / KENOX Q2

Digimax A50 / KENOX Q2

The more textured the better,

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Resolved Sample Shadow Work 1

Halley’s Comet and the Leonids

Paper mock-up

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Background: Teal Polyester Satin with Markal Cypress tree shadow, and metallic free machining.  Edge: Machine utility stitch 3 in teal thread and Machine pattern 60 in metallic thread.

Comet trail:  Trace the moving line from Starry Night (p.63) onto soluble paper and work on a double layer of grey organza.  Machine pattern 78 in gold.

Moving line

Using free machining and different colours, ‘taking a line for a walk’ (Margaret Rivers, a dear friend) using the phrases: ‘twinkle little star’, ‘illi mirant stella’ (they wondered at the star – Bayeux Tapestry edge with Halley’s Comet), ‘starry night’, and ‘clouds in violet haze’ (Don McLean song)

Taking a line for a walk

Close-up with dark copper and multi-coloured gold stars on the outside of the words

Stage 1: First layer of Leonids bondawebbed

Stages 2 & 3: with free machining

Stage 4: Comet trail appliqued

Stage 5: More Leonids (pattern 47)

Stage 6: Zig-zag edge

Stage 7: Final Leonids bondawebbed

Stage 8: Machine pattern 25 (not as good as hoped) and free machining similar to Comet on the Bayeux Tapestry

Stage 9: Golden Leonid

Stage 10: Finished sample

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We have a new, new printer; much more complicated (yuk) than any previous ones.  I THINK if you click on the link p71, the scan should come up.  Please let me know if it doesn’t, as I haven’t tried scanning anything on this printer before.

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This is a photocopy of the background with the cut out Leonids etc before they were bondawebbed, as I altered the design from the paper and cellophane one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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