Stitching And Tying

6 Jan

I’m working flat out to finish this print installation made up of almost 50 small prints on Shiohara paper sewn onto handmade Tate Gallery Indian paper. I’m assembling them onto a wooden clothes horse. I had originally intended to put them on with wooden pegs but the bars are too thick for pegs so I’m stitching ribbon onto the prints and then tying them on. I’m getting there ….. maybe another couple of hours of sewing to go.

nearly there

I’ve been using a gorgeous antique Singer sewing machine, Edwardian and over 110 years old, and here’s a short video of it in action. I love old machines – I get mechanics, so easy to fix, just a screwdriver and maybe a pair of pliers. This installation will be exhibited soon at the Penarth Pier Pavilion Gallery as part of a joint exhibition between Swansea and Cardiff Print Workshops. Please click here for more details.

4 Responses to “Stitching And Tying”

  1. allesistgut January 7, 2016 at 08:32 #

    This is a really cool idea. And I love the old sewing machine, too. My grandma had one. Have a lovely day. Greetings from the frozen Baltic Sea.

    • Rosie Scribblah January 7, 2016 at 15:20 #

      thank you. Frozen sea??!!!! Brrrrr. Sunny and damp and not at all frozen here, fortunately. That’s the one advantage of living with rain 😀

  2. Leonie Andrews January 7, 2016 at 02:45 #

    Looking a lot better now ☺. The hard work is paying off.

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