I've decided to post about a fabric design for a competition I entered in May and was holding off with posting my ideas until I knew the outcome. However I think it's safe to say I wasn't successful as the notify winners date was end of June.
The subject matter was nature.
I created one of my mixed media collages with newsprint and stitch.
Started by painting some newspaper.
I wanted to create some butterflies, pods and flowers so I made some scribbles to base my shapes on and then I ripped & snipped bits and built up layers for the shapes.
Then it's time for a bit of stitching, using machine stitching to go around my shapes and add detail
With all my hand made elements complete they were scanned in and worked up in Photoshop. I then started to create a repeat pattern which went through many phases before the result you see below. It had been on a white background but it looked too new and I wanted a more antiquey looking fabric so I did some rubber stamping in the background and built in a few more layers.
Here is my fabric repeat and shown in more detail below.
The competition was quite thorough and even wanted a mood board sending so this was my inspiration.
Not sure which forthcoming issue of Making will reveal the winner but I can't wait to see what the winning design looks like.