Now get your mind out of the gutter, I’m talking about the fruit. I know you are probably spellbound and totally curious about what I have to say about a pear, right? Or perhaps just a little interested? Or maybe I’d better just show you what I’m talking about so you can get on to another blog.
I bought some linen yardage that was woven in panels for tea towels. I cut them apart, hemmed them and decided to print them. Chose a pear to carve since there was one woven into the fabric, and pears have a great shape. Drew this in my sketchbook:
Someone suggested that I print a variety of fruit images. (People who don’t have to do the work are always full of suggestions.) Next I transferred the image to my stamping material, carved the stamp and went to work with some textile ink. This is how the tea towels turned out:
Perhaps not all that exciting, but a start. I’ve ordered and received a selection of textile inks, and I’m learning about mixing medium and pigments to create colors. My head is so full of ideas that I’m afraid it might explode, but as Martha would say, “That’s a good thing.”