Found surfaces, fabrics and imagery

Drawing upon working methods developed in our last project, I have begun to gather a collection of found surfaces, fabrics and imagery to illustrate the stories we have been given.  Original garments have been photocopied to be used as backgrounds to linear outlines of overlapping pattern pieces, hand stitching and embellishment.  I have begun to group the donated stories in order to find links between them to inform the illustrations.  I am interested in making use of the language found within dress making patterns and school text books alongside sewing conventions such as notches, centre lines and stitch lines and objects connected with sewing and stitch.  I plan to explore the use of a machine stitch outline to draw objects and hand stitching to embellish each page on bias binding  which could be added to the edge of the illustrations.

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