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27 Jan 2013

Design for Blues

Early morning. 
Out of focus. 
Design for blues


Design concept. © Catherine V. Bainbridge 2013

Design concept. © Catherine V. Bainbridge 2013

Design concept. © Catherine V. Bainbridge 2013


Design concept. © Catherine V. Bainbridge 2013

Still with formatting problems :(

19 Jan 2013

Falling flowers

Some more daily sketches... that turned out not to be daily, of course. 
Some days several... and other days none at all!

I got up at 4:35am (usually do) and had the idea of
  falling flowers

Different approaches on the same theme.
I took pictures with my phone(!) and isolated some of the sections that I like best. 

Which is your favorite?

Sorry... I'm having real problems with formatting on blogger these days... seems to have a life of it's own now!


Watercolor: 19th January 2013 
Design concept. © Catherine V. Bainbridge 2013

Watercolor [detail]: 19th January 2013 
Design concept. © Catherine V. Bainbridge 2013

Watercolor [detail]: 19th January 2013 
Design concept. © Catherine V. Bainbridge 2013

Watercolor [detail]: 19th January 2013 
Design concept. © Catherine V. Bainbridge 2013
Watercolor/Fineliner: 19th January 2013 
Design concept. © Catherine V. Bainbridge 2013

Watercolor/Fineliner [detail]: 19th January 2013 
Design concept. © Catherine V. Bainbridge 2013
Watercolor/Fineliner [detail]: 19th January 2013 
Design concept. © Catherine V. Bainbridge 2013

Watercolor/Fineliner [detail]: 19th January 2013 
Design concept. © Catherine V. Bainbridge 2013

Watercolor/Fineliner [detail]: 19th January 2013 
Design concept. © Catherine V. Bainbridge 2013
Print: 19th January 2013 
Design concept. © Catherine V. Bainbridge 2013
Print [detail]: 19th January 2013 
Design concept. © Catherine V. Bainbridge 2013

Print [detail]: 19th January 2013 
Design concept. © Catherine V. Bainbridge 2013
Print [detail]: 19th January 2013 
Design concept. © Catherine V. Bainbridge 2013
Print [detail]; 19th January 2013 
Design concept. © Catherine V. Bainbridge 2013

16 Jan 2013

Small cloth #1: Stitching done.


Have to say, I didn't think I would have the patience to finish it, but I did! :)


Small Cloth #1: Hand dyed, stamped and stitched
Textile © Catherine V. Bainbridge 2013

13 Jan 2013

Imperfection


Design concept. © Catherine V. Bainbridge 2013

One of the things that I have always loved about hand-worked repeat patterns, is the way in which the natural irregularities - the imperfections - make a repeat pattern not a repeat pattern anymore. 
Even though it still is. And I think that's the quality that appeals so much to me in so many world cloth/stitch traditions. 

Humanity


Design concept. © Catherine V. Bainbridge 2013



Design concept. © Catherine V. Bainbridge 2013



Design concept. © Catherine V. Bainbridge 2013


12 Jan 2013

Pretty small

It's been a while since I stitched anything.
So, I thought, "be kind to yourself... start up again with something small."

HA!


Stenciled, on hand dyed cloth
Textile. © CatherineV. Bainbridge 2013


Pattern emerging
Textile. © CatherineV. Bainbridge 201313


Reverse side
Textile. © CatherineV. Bainbridge 2013


Half way
Textile. © CatherineV. Bainbridge 2013


Detail
Textile. © CatherineV. Bainbridge 2013


In spite of having an "active" area of just 14 x 8 cms, this little cloth has already swallowed several hours and made my fingers sore.
Currently looking just like a quilt designed for a contemporary doll's house, I'm convinced it wouldn't have taken me that much longer to stitch a full scale version ;)

Thinking small pouches.
???

10 Jan 2013

Rice Moon

Tuesday night the tide was low at 6 o'clock. 
Flashlights in hand, we stumbled out across the rocks.
There were lobsters. Brittle starfish. And we saw the head of an eel poking out from a crevice under a rock, opening and closing its mouth, with small, needle-sharp teeth. 
I got a creepy feeling. Of wading in the warm waters in the dark.

We went back to the shore and sat for an hour, sky-gazing.
A fabulous comet - or suchlike - flashed across the heavens, with a streaming orange tail.
Perhaps once in your lifetime you will be lucky enough to see that.  
Nilo is 10.
 I will soon be 42.

A strange series of daily sketches. 
Each a few minutes.
You're not allowed to think beforehand, or to make corrections afterwards. 
Those are the rules.
It is what it is!
9th January, Watercolor and Ink.


Rice Moon [base]

Design concept. © CatherineV. Bainbridge 2013




Rice Moon [faux block]
Design concept. © CatherineV. Bainbridge 2013


Rice Moon [faux repeat]
Design concept. © CatherineV. Bainbridge 2013


Rice Moon [simple detailing - indigo]
Design concept. © CatherineV. Bainbridge 2013


Rice Moon [more detailing - indigo/lavender]
Design concept. © CatherineV. Bainbridge 2013


Rice Moon [even more detailing]
Design concept. © CatherineV. Bainbridge 2013

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