Cats Drawing

drawing of cats on sketchbook

I tried to draw a lots of cats with only my memories. It’s an experimental drawing, trying different styles, medium and surfaces, etc. It was fun but frustrating at the same time because I found I didn’t remember details of a cat face and body structure (even though I have two cats). Then I coloured them randomly. I don’t know if I like them but at least I’m drawing something, it makes me feel better. I’ll do more with real model cats next time. 

cat drawing on sketchbook

drawing of cats on sketchbook

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Block Printing and New Pattern Design

pattern design

I’ve been designing new patterns for my shop on Spoonflower and I’m trying a new approach to create patterns – it’s making rubber stamps. It’s a very analogue way to experiment (maybe most of design experiments are pretty analogue?) but works well for me. I just can’t stop experimenting until I realise I need to finish a design or two and make them print-ready. It’s fun and effective to simply repeat basic shapes, and depending on the combination of motifs and repeating type, possibilities are infinite. I like the look of it, it’s simple, nostalgic and rich in texture. So my journey of block printing design seems to continue :)

making of rubber stamps
Drawing for rubber stamps

 

rubber stamps
Preparing for making rubber stamps

 

Carved Rubber Stamp
Carved rubber stamp

 

block printing
Stamping for scanning and digital manipulation

 

desktop
My working desktop

 

pattern design
A new pattern design “Globe Amaranth 4”, made from rubber stamps

 

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Sample Weave: Plain Weave Checks

Woven sample

Here’s my sample weaving project with rigid heddle loom. I tried to do things systematically and first thing I did was selecting yarns and made several yarn wrappings to find colourways I like. Then I warped the loom with one stripe design and started weaving with seven deferent weft stripe designs.

 

Yarns
From top left: 50% cotton 50% polyester Luminous Pink, 100% lambs wool Persimmon Orange, Tender Shoot Green, Ocean Wave Blue, Hyacinth Violet, From top right: 100% lambs wool Vanilla Ice White, Moon Struck Grey, Gardem Glade Green, Ecru Olive Green, Desert Palm Brown

 

weaving process on rigid heddle loom

woven fabric close-up

woven fabric on rigid heddle loom

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Colourway experiment and yarn wrap

I’ve been looking for nice colourways and thought, I could spend a whole day doing this.

And I also tried knitting using one of those colour combinations but it ended up a disaster, which will be another story… so for now, please enjoy the colours I picked up and hope you find any combination you like?

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Lemon And Ash

I started colouring the circle pattern but don’t really like the colourway…

Cutting out and getting rid of the colour I don’t want in it.

Stuck pieces of yellow paper underneath.

I used several different shades of yellow and grey instead.

– and the mess!