Mark Making computer ecourse is all about making marks with your computer to use in textiles and stitch. Students who think they cannot draw, will find the perfect solution since the marks are made by computer software. Mark making is the easiest form of drawing but that element of pen and paper or brush and ink or even pencil and pad is completely taken out of the picture. Consequently, there is no drawing at all. At the same time, you will find your mark making confidence with this unique ecourse. Join in the fun, the ecourse is available now, click the link to purchase.
MARK MAKING FROM PHOTOS
In this fabulous mark making computer ecourse for textiles and stitch, I teach how to make marks using software programs, both free and paid for computer software. Discover how to make marks from your own photos in this Unit, taken from the longer digital ecourse. A variety of photos are given with exercises to follow with how to extract marks in a number of different ways. Find out how to make a repeat pattern from the created marks and more. Undoubtedly, this is of benefit to all textile artists.
You’ll also find a good array of examples of completed work. There are stitch projects to use what you have learned. It’s a new way to look at mark making.
There cannot be an easier introduction into mark making. Create your own unique marks using this ecourse which is written from scratch by myself.
WHY MAKE MARKS?
Mark making is a way of individualising your textile and stitch importantly giving it a ‘signature’ that identifies it as you. In addition, marks add vibrance and interest to your work. Now you can learn mark making online.
I continue at the present time with my hexagons and first handmade coat. The lining and wadding have arrived, as a consequence I am going as fast as I can, given it is all hand stitched. Consequently this is going to take some considerable time.
New Projects Quilting Textiles is a showcase for what I have been doing last week and in the weeks to come. This new work will take time to come to fruition but it is always good to start something new. Of course, it is a continuation of all that has gone before, but heading in a new direction. That’s what makes it so exciting.
I’ll begin with the quilting, because I hinted at this last week. Having launched the Quilted Jackets ecourse, I am continuing the Making Clothes Series with Quilted Coats. I made a start on the first project by making hexagons. I managed to make 21 in one week. At that speed, I shall finish the whole hand stitched and quilted coat in around two to three months. The jury is still out on the exact style and length since I am concentrating on getting the hexagons made. Each one is sewn by hand. I am really enjoying my ‘quiet time’ every evening stitching the patchwork and watching it grow before my eyes. Of course, this type of patchwork is perfect for taking outdoors or on a journey as it is totally portable. I am thrilled with the Voysey fabrics and keep pondering on lining fabric for this coat. All the instructions will be in the ecourse.
Unlike the quilting project, this textile project came out of the blue. It is based on an existing Mark Making ecourse I wrote last year, but this one just concentrates entirely on different ways of Mark Making on the computer. Digital Mark Making explores using the computer for stitched textiles in twelve lessons. This is an underused aspect of digital design. The exercises and samples of work will make you use that software! Apps are useful too. I am really enjoying writing this ecourse.
So you can see that my new Projects Quilting Textiles are keeping me very busy and keeping me on my toes.