Embroidery, Printing

Woven – 5th April 2021

This last couple of weeks has seen me moving on to Woven, the textiles whereby their decorative details have been incorporated into the cloth at the point of making, here heavy silk fabrics from the C18th.

I was aware that the process of designing each postcard could become mechanical as I have planned 12 designs, so I decided to return to the original designs of my printing plates over the last few years which I have all kept.

I have become better at writing down the plates design source and the date that they were created, as you see there are many. I then separated out the ones relating to my chosen subjects, lace, woven and to come stitch and print and designed the postcards from my original designs. This way I felt that I was remaining true to the original subject.

Here are the woven postcards, one at the top.

And the ones done so far, half way through the project.

The books that I have worked through, the Mary Thomas is particularly well thumbed!