After a very sociable lunch, Liz Smith explained that we were to work together in producing a group textile work based on one of Harry's untitled paintings:
(apologies for the light reflections, unable to avoid as the painting was covered by cellophane!)
The painting was photographed and divided into sections with each section handed to a member. Using the photo, the plan was for each of us to produce a drawn version and then use that to create a textile version. Liz had brought along a wide selection of papers, fabric and threads for us to use in our drawn collage and stitching - compare the colours (below) to those in the painting (above).
The first step was to create a cartoon (a preparatory drawing for the final stitched work), and we all really enjoyed this part of the work:
At the end of the meeting, all the cartoons were collected to show how they are starting to represent Harry's painting:
Armed with clear instructions from Liz, we set off home to translate our cartoons into a textiles - everyone was looking forward to the re-assembly of the finished pieces.
Our next event is the Wet Felting workshop on 8 March - only one place left! Contact Judi or Ann to grab the last place.