Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I've Been Busy

It's true what the title says. I have been busy! And have been loving it! Here's what I've been doing:

Worked further on the commercial silkscreen assignment. Went back into both of them. Actually, I did again on Monday, but I don't have those pictures yet. Sorry!

I loved this one at this point. Then, I did another layer of a medium brown on top, and it's too much... I'll have to do it again! Actually, my teacher, Sue, thinks I should do a series of these panels. I love working with this fabric and this color range, so that'll be fun!

This yellow is 95% rayon knit fabric. It's gorgeous. I love the oatmeal and purple on there! Except the purple turned out more reddish since it wasn't a very opaque ink.

First few rows of my second woven scarf! Hooray! The warp is a cream 2-ply linen/cotton/rayon blend and the weft is 100% rayon single ply. Love it!

I went to Joann today with my friends Laura and I got lots more of the 100% rayon fabric. I think I'm going to print more scarves and put a few on Etsy. Any suggestions anyone?

For my Fiber major class, I'm working with the idea of a militia or guerilla activist group. To get me started, I'm making a bunch of fabric seed packets. I chose a white 100% linen fabric. It's beautiful. These photos don't do it justice. It's translucent, but it has a weight in your hands. I think the seeds look beautiful in it too! I'm going to be printing (inkjet or silkscreen or both) on them like on a paper packet. Much simpler, since it is fabric and my design options are more limited. I'm excited. This is my first prototype and I loved making it. It's handsewn. Love.

Thanks for stopping by! I love hearing from you all. My blog and Flickr have really turned into support groups for me and I am so motivated this semester. Thanks!!!



Chelsea said...

i like how you say militia or guerilla, and i think about dark colors...but then you have something white and pretty and delicate.

Brittany Noel said...

I'm taking the core of the idea of militia and building around it, including changing the colors. Here's what I took from militia: it is a group of ordinary citizens who come together to defend a community (in this case an idea, or lifestyle, etc.). They provide their own supplies (hence me making stuff). And from there, I'm doing whatever I want! I'm pretty excited about it. You and Grace will be in my militia next spring when we do whatever it is that I'll organize. I'll make little things for Gracie!