3.3.10

A New Page


book
cherry sketch

While making the honeycomb I realised that the pleats that serve as a canvas for smocking are open to re-interpretation. It seems obvious now but I always took medium deep, even pleats as a given.

The photos are sketches of new ideas based on changing the size and shape of the pleating.

10 comments:

joni said...

this reminds me of the japanese bookmaking techniques like erinzam's...very cool direction.

Ravenhill said...

Your work is so delightful! I just adore the tiny stitches and the wonderful textures that you create with them.

Velma said...

accordions are wonderful...nice color, too.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Your beautiful book reminds me of a star anise

jude said...

like a little book!

Velma said...

i've come back several times to look at this. is it silk, dyed with onion skins perhaps?

Eva said...

Thanks! Star anise is what it reminds me of too.

Velma - the first and second picture are of the same thing. It's silk organza dyed with cherry leaves. The colour in the second photo is off. I guess you're right, though - onion skins could dye that sort of colour.

Velma said...

cherry leaves! and i was right about the organza. can you believe it, i just a couple weeks ago learned what organza is! i've spun silk, dyed, woven it, but never knew! you've made it sing.

ger said...

Pleated booklets, that would be great...

Catherine V. Bainbridge said...

It's interesting how changing a background makes the camera read a different color of your cherry leaf cloth. I LOVE that color! The top image makes me think of treacle toffee. The kind you can buy in Thorntons. MMMmmmmm! But let's not go there! I'm really looking forward to seeing how you new experiements shape up! :)