Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Dear Diary 2014, Week 39

22nd to 28th September 2014

Week 39, V&A image Detail from a robe, silk satin, England, 1725-30.
V&A image Detail from a robe, silk satin, England, 1725-30.
Week 39, stitch interpretation is a wire edged ribbon, gathered and secured to card.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Dear Diary 2014, Week 38

15th to 21st September 2014

Week 38 V&A image Designs for brocaded silk, Lyon, France, about 1765-70
V&A image Designs for brocaded silk, Lyon, France, about 1765-70
My stitch interpretation for week 38, is a vine with a spider web rose using rayon ribbon, and a few french knots






Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Dear Diary 2014, Week 37

8th September to 14th September 2014

Week 37 V&A image  "Sample from pattern book, Clouds & A Few Satin Flounces, possibly by J.&J. Jourdain, Spitalfields, London, 1792-4"
V&A image is "Sample from pattern book, Clouds & A Few Satin Flounces, possibly by J.&J. Jourdain, Spitalfields, London, 1792-4"
For Week 37 stitch interpretation, I have taken the colours from the V&A image on the right and made a Suffolk Puff, also known as a Yo-Yo., and secured it to a rose and olive green coloured card.



Sunday, September 21, 2014

Dear Diary 2014, Week 36

1st September 2014 to 7th September 2014

Week 36 V&A image is Textile panel of brocaded silk with silver thread, probably woven in Lyon, France, about  1735-40
Textile panel of brocaded silk with silver thread, probably woven in Lyon, France, about 1735-40
My stitch interpretaion is taken from the blue flower in the V&A image. I have used Silk Ribbon and Ribbon Stitch and Lazy Daisy Stitch


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Dear Diary 204, Week 35

25th August to 31st August 2014
V&A image - Design by Anna Maria Garthwaite (1690-1763). Spitalfields, London, 1752
V&A image - Design by Anna Maria Garthwaite (1690-1763). Spitalfields, London, 1752

My stitch interpretation for Week 35 is Suffolk Puffs, also known as Yo-Yo's.
I have made them in tones of the wine colour from the V&A image.



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dear Diary 2014, Week 34

18th August to 24th August 2014   -    Week 34, V&A image - Woven silk fabric, France - 1800s
V&A image - Woven silk fabric, France - 1800s
 
My stitch interpretation is a tassel, stitched to hand made paper in red and gold, picking up the colours from the V&A image

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dear Diary 2014, Week 33

11th August to 17th August 2014

V&A image -
Left - Dress fabric, a brocaded tobine, designed by Anna Maria Garthwaite (1690-1763), Spitafields, London, 1749.
Right - Design for brocaded tobine , Anna Maria Garthwaite  (1690-1763), Spitafields, London, 1749
Left - Dress fabric, a brocaded tobine, designed by Anna Maria Garthwaite (1690-1763), Spitafields, London, 1749.
Right - Design for brocaded tobine , Anna Maria Garthwaite (1690-1763), Spitafields, London, 1749
My stitch interpretation for both of the V&A imagess, is a leaf made from silk ribbon.





Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dear Diary 2014, Week 32

4th August to 10th August 2014

Week 32's V&A image -
Gown of brocaded silk, designed by Anna Maria Garthwaite (1690-1763), woven Spitafields, London, 1740s and altered in 1780s.
Week 32's V&A image - Gown of brocaded silk, designed by Anna Maria Garthwaite (1690-1763), woven Spitafields, London, 1740s and altered in 1780s.

My stitch interpretation of Week 32's V&A image,  is a tassel which i have stitched to a piece of hand made grey paper.





Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Dear Diary 2014, Week 31

28th July to 3rd August 2014

The V&A image is a Woven Silk, England, 1850-74.

The flowers in the V&A image look like Fuchsia's, so using wire edged ribbon, i have made a bright happy yellow Fuchsia.

The V&A image is a Woven Silk, England, 1850-74.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dear Diary 2014, Week 30

21st July to 27th July 2014

Week 30, V&A image is a Detail from a dress fabric of brocaded silk, England, about 1734. Picking up the leaves and gate, my interpretation includes Wire Edge Ribbon Leaves on a grid paper background.

The V&A image - Detail from a dress fabric of brocaded silk, England, about 1734



Sunday, September 7, 2014

Dear Diary 2014, Week 29

14th July to 20th July 2014

Week 29's V&A image is a Design by James Leman {1688-1745}, Spitalfield. It is a bright colourful floral image. My interpretation has been to use produce something that is colourful but light and simple. I have tie dyed a piece of fabric in similar colours and outlined a few areas in running stitch. It is a fun, happy, spring piece that reminds me of the Paddle Pop Rainbow ice cream.
The V&A image - Design by James Leman {1688-1745}, Spitalfield