Grey, grey March. Even after a trip to sunny, snowy still but very sunny Switzerland I’m finding it difficult to drag myself through my most hated month of the year. I’ve never been the quickest on this course but now I’m almost grinding to a halt.
But, I’ve still got some work done. Okay, so this part of ATV is all about lines and for some reason I can’t yet explain I’ve been drawn to this stitch sample as the one I’d like to base my initial explorations on.
I’ve set up a sketchbook and started doing some preliminary sketches and designs for the linear explorations which are basically drawing with thread but not as stitches. More sculptural than that.
The whole concept of these creations keeps escaping me, I’m finding it difficult to identify where the exercises are meant to be taking me.
I’ve had a little play at making some linear thread forms with the tangled threads that gather along the edges of fabric and some other scraps I had lying about. I like then but I’m still struggling to see the point of them.
This means I’m still really at the messing about stage; reading books, researching ideas and jotting down notes.
And ….. procrastinating! It’s just so easy on these grey days to lazy about on the sette and knit!!
I love my blanket squares.
So to try and kick start my mojo I did some linear doodles to loosen me up and get me back focused on lines.
Just for a change I’m away next weekend but after that I’m almost exclusively at home until the 22nd April which should give me plenty of time to crack on and get this part of ATV done and dusted.