Sunday, May 22, 2016

MODULE 2 - CHAPTER 9

THE FIBONACCI SEQUENCE AND GOLDEN SECTION:

1. Patterned pieces graded in a tonal column in the Fibonacci proportions.

2. Pattern produced in 1 cut in strips at right angles in Fibonacci proportions. Glued down with gap.

3. Similar sequence to 2 but rearranged in a different way.

4. One patterned and 1 plain paper cut into strips using Fibonacci sequence. 

4a. Same as 4

 5. Previous design cut at right angles in Fibonacci sequence. Glued onto plain background leaving gaps in Fibonacci sequence.
6.  Alternate strips have been flipped.


7. New Fibonacci block using 5 strips in tonal order.

8. Block 7 photocopied and joined together, then made into equal strips and staggered.

9. Strips as in 7, photocopied and joined together, cut into equal strips and made into a square design like a log cabin patchwork.

10. I took block 8 cut cut it in strips at 45 degree angle and rearranged them into different patterns.

11.  Squares of patterned paper using formula of the Golden Mean
 The following are pieces I made for an exhibition last year.  They are inspired by the book Sacred Geometry by Stephen Skinner. Each of the backgrounds are pieced using different geometric patterns or theories.
12a Logarithmic Spiral. The background is pieced using the Golden Mean formula

12b. Platonic Solids. This background is based on the Fibonacci series, using the numbers 1, 1, 2, 3, 5 etc. for the different coloured strips of fabric patterns.  The strips are all the same size.

12c. Sacred Feminine. This background is similar to 12b.

12d Labyrinths and Mazes; using a similar background.
  I did not use either the Golden Mean or Fibonacci Series for the next two pieces but I include them as they are part of the series.
12e Pyramids

12f.  Double Helix

MODULE 2 - CHAPTER 8

NOT WHAT IT SEAMS

SEAMS


1

2

3

4

5

6
RIBBONS




1A

1B
CORDS


1

2


TOGGLES


I am very rusty after taking such a long hiatus from the course.  It is amazing how easy it is to get off track.  We took a long vacation to Europe in the fall and then I had a series of deadlines and took an online felting course - so it was not like I was sitting on the couch eating bonbons!  However, after being a slave to deadlines, it has been fun getting back into playing and experimenting for a change.  

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

MODULE 2 - CHAPTER 7 - Part 2

TRADITIONAL PIECING METHOD
SEMINOLE METHOD:










A few different Seminole designs in hand dyed, and hand printed fabrics

MODULE 2 - CHAPTER 7

TRADITIONAL "PIECING" METHODS

LOG CABIN METHOD:

In Paper:

 

A few different log cabin layouts done in hand printed papers.






Similar log cabin designs made up with hand dyed and hand printed fabric

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

MODULE 2 - CHAPTER 6 - MONOPRINTING

MONOPRINTING USING FABRIC PAINTS



White fabric with black fabric paint








Black fabric with white fabric paint
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I used a credit card, either cut in smaller pieces or with ends that had cuts in it.  I found the paint quite hard to manipulate.  I think it was pretty dry, but even adding some more water to it, I still found it quite stiff.  There are a few useful results.  I could use some more practice, as the results on fabric are not as good as on paper.