To begin. From scratch. Let's call it Skratch. For fun. Nothing wrong with lightness. Play.
The first step seems like well, draw something on cloth.
But really, let's go backwards a bit. I think I should talk a little bit about cloth first, for it is the base on which we will work.
And then it will be part of how we might continue.
And then thread, I need to say a bit about thread. And mark making tools. Right?
I will create a little menu of posts called ReConsidering Skitch Skatch as I go. To make this easier to follow if you get confused. Life gets mixed in here. It's a diary.
cloth- base and skrap
Base Cloth. When we talk about cloth as a base, it might be a different conversation than cloth as a skatch. (patch over a sketch) The base is a foundation and some cloth might be a better choice than another. But my choice might not be suitable for you. How do I choose? I'm talking about a base here, will talk about Skrap in another post. cloth
Thread. Like cloth, thread can make a difference. I use DMC embroidery floss for mostly everything. And I have moved toward single thread stitching over the years as I further seek some sort of tapestry like one-ness between cloth and stitch. My only rule for the Skitching, use what I have. thread
Drawing on cloth has an interesting history for me. In the beginning I looked for a marker that would disappear. Worried how to get an image on cloth. Searched for methods and jumped through all kinds of hoops. Then I stopped and said "wait a minute." marks
In general, Skitch Skatch, more than any other of my techniques, is based on creating with what's on hand. What's in your head. No agenda. Mending an image into existence using anything and everything from a doodle on up. It is SkrapWork. Something from nothing. Everything is beautiful.
Where my heart might wander
We are in meltdown mode, as in spring is coming. There is no way I will be sitting here in front of the computer today. Tomorrow, Yesterdays Heart will be soaring. See you later. season