Making connections between print and stitch. Investigating stitched marks onto various surfaces working over wood block prints on long fibre abaca papers, layered etched fragments…left over newsprint tests. The beginnings of a long sampling process, looking for a seamless visual link between the printed and stitched components, where one element complements the other.
Evolving working methods of surface looping and interlacing working with silk/stainless steel thread onto fragile, ready pierced semi- transparent papers. Scanned samples, taken down from colour into grey scale to focus on the stitched structure. Silk/stainless steel thread holds the open shapes well, but is lively to stitch with.