Artists Challenge Day 4

Dear readers
4 days ago I was nominated by designer/quilter Judy Newman to participate in the 5 day F/Book Artist Challenge. I have really enjoyed anticipating my daily post and pondering on the journey that each project has taken me thus far. Today my focus is on a design that has become very popular called ‘All In A Row’. I will be teaching versions of this project on the 2016 Quilting, Patchwork and Paper-craft Cruise. Go to http://www.needleworktours.com.au/ for more information about this.

As with all my designs I have a process before they reach pattern and print stage. Using a visual diary I sketch my ideas first, then I work with colours, using pastels, water colours or acrylics to get a sense of how the design may look with textiles. As an artist I love each step and get to practice additional skills working with mixed media.
Todays post includes an original water colour of ‘All In A Row’ and two versions that highlight some of the numerous embroidery techniques that can be used in this project . Cxx
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