Lesley Brankin

Textile Artist

Category: Mark Making

Weeping Window

During March and April Hereford Cathedral hosted the travelling Weeping Window installation, a collaborative piece by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper. A subset of the original Tower of London Poppies, created to commemorate the First World War centenary, this work captured my imagination.

Hereford Cathedral, Weeping Window March/April 2018

Hereford Cathedral, Weeping Window, detail

Still sticking with my mark making theme – this is an A4 sample piece I made in response.

Weeping Window

Weeping Window Detail

and more Mark Making …

Marshlands

The mark making experimentation continues – this time I have tried layering painted muslin to give depth to the image. When I made this I had no idea of a title but ‘Marshlands’ seems appropriate. I am not so sure about the formality of the gridded tied background quilting but I ┬álove the zing which the Frosted Matt fluorescent thread adds! The finished sample is just 9″ x 7″ in size.

Tea Time !!

When you go to make a fresh cuppa …

The Road Most Travelled

The Road Most Travelled

Even though the hand is better the mark making experimentation continues as, of course, I can now add stitch as well! This is a small (9 x 7 inch) hand stitched sample piece.

More Mark Making

More Mark Making

Making marks with simple tools is addictive!

Media used : acrylic ink and water on rag paper (with gesso underpainting)

Tools used : old store card, Japanese paint brush and pen tops.

Making Marks

A belated Happy New Year. Sadly no sewing for me so far due to injuring my left hand at the end of 2017. Thankfully I am right handed and so am taking the opportunity to explore some ‘mark’ making. Acrylic ink and water on Khadi (rag) paper using a Chinese paint brush, old store cards, pen tops and a cardboard tube…..

Mark Making

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