Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Could be Pear Shaped

 Our Venture Group (Running Stitchers) met this morning and apart from other things a couple of people in the group showed us all some uses for Caran d'Ache Neocolor II water soluble wax crayons.  I drew a pear onto plain white cotton fabric.  It was then wetted with a paintbrush and water.  I found the colour bled into the surrounding fabric.
 I then made a rough sketch onto some smooth cartridge paper and whilst at first this seemed more controllable, the overall outcome was less satisfactory.
A bonus from making these experiments was the bleed through onto the kitchen towel that was placed beneath the fabric prior to wetting it.  I must now get the sewing machine out and do some stitching on the fabric pear.


  1. I really like the first pear even though it had 'bled' - did you have a pencil line too - it looks like it. ? You might be able to paint the pear first and then draw in the sharp edge , though I suppose you wouldn't get a smooth line anyway . It does look just ripe to eat though !

    1. I had forgotten that I had drawn a vague outline with a fairly soft pencil. I was not too worried about it as I thought it would disappear eventually.