This weekend I discovered the Textile Study Group website and Facebook page. I love textile art and have several books on the subject; the TSG summer school photos were particularly inspiring as they demonstrated a clear link between the textile pieces and the drawing process, in particular (for me) drawing as a way of making. I am wondering how my White Noise line drawings would work with stitch added; so I’m drawing on fabric scraps, ready to stitch into later. Watch this space.
This week I’ve been investigating ways to make drawings three-dimensional. Here are some of my favourites. I’ve tried to echo the large gestural movements of my earlier, large-scale drawings, and I have become particularly interested in how the shadows cast by the wire and thread have become a part of the ‘drawing’.