Saturday, 5 November 2011

Domestic Pests

Domestic pests is a series of work that I started in 2009 and well one thing and another I never got to finish it! This series of work looked at how domestic pests i.e. clothes moths, ants, fleas, bed bugs etc. infest our homes. I have decided to finish this body of work and have lots of new ideas to include typography as well plenty of bugs and insects into the pieces. Below is the large embroidery I have been working on for the last week or so and is part of a piece about clothes moths.

Cutwork Typography

Friday, 4 November 2011

Sketchbook work

I have just signed up to the Sketchbook Project 2012 by Arthouse Co-op which I am pretty excited about as I wanted to do it last year but didn't get the chance. My theme is ‘Sandwich’ which can be interpreted in many ways and I am going to experiment with a mix of hand embroidery, free machine embroidery and of course drawing so should be great fun! I will be posting images from my sketchbook on this blog if you are interested in my progress keep checking back! I can’t wait to get started and receiving my sketchbook in the post! Until then I will be posting regular images from the sketchbook I am currently working in!

Andrew - pen and ink on cartridge paper

Brushes and Pencils - pen and ink on cartridge paper

Looking down to the car park - black biro pen in moleskine sketchbook