Tutorial with Technician 

I was concerned that the sheer wait of muslin fabric would be difficult to stitch. Gwyneth suggested that I would need to use a hoop larger a stitches and sharp needles.

Gwyneth has offered support on colour mixing, how to prepare screens and choices in fabrics.

If we want a screen or dyes, colours and use of machines we ask her by job request. She then gives us a predicted time and date that the materials will be available. This takes planning and time management.

The same goes for Bill who prepares frames and helps with the kiln or other 3D requirements.

Finishing off piece no 2 

Dyeing hessian to make a border for all 3 pieces to give unity.

This piece was to be a culmination of different skills used in the first two pieces. I wanted to use a variety of media to represent variety of life and experience learnt as represented by this stage of life. The starches are overlaid a screen print which has three blurred images of myself used to give a representation of age through the blurring.

I have used

  • tea bags
  • hessian threads
  • wool
  • embroidery silks
  • machine stitch
  • hand stitch.
  • dyed fabric

Starting to present final pieces 

Picture 1

It’s important to tie the pieces together to give unison. Due to changing my mind several times im looking at using hessian dyed as a border.

about the final fabric and eventually decided on sheer fabric as I am wanting to give the viewer to opportunity to see each individual picture front and back and also look through the pictures to see the passage of time. I looked at hanging from coat hangers as opposed to frames. Discussion between tutors and my own thoughts led to the decision to frame. I want a stable picture because the movement of hanging loosely may not show the pieces off in the best way. which the .

Ideas for final display

I want to be able to display the work to allow the viewer to see each individual piece but also look through the first piece and see a glimpse of the others.

Ideas I wish to incorporate in my final presentation

  • See the journey of life from beginning to the end
  • View the backs of each artwork as these add an interesting alternate.
  • Suspend the works to allow movement.
  • Explore light to creat shadows and reflection which can also explore passage of time.

I am interested in Newtons cradle which has often been an executive desk toy over the years but i am intrigued by the relationship between the balls.

I will investigate to see if I can purchase embroidery hoops large enough for my works.


Annie Leibovitz

This photographer is known for capturing   Celebrities in striking and flattering poses. What I like is how her expert use of positive and negative space by use of light and shade which adds an interesting dimension to the photo. Her talent enhances and creates interest for the viewer.

She is often considered to be one of America’s best portrait photographers she has the ability to show her subjects in a variety of poses that often shock or surprise the audience.