Thursday, January 11, 2007

Electronic Inspiration

The Online Guild Computer Design Workshop has been so much fun! I am very impressed with the results.

Remember the markers? Who would have thought "patchwork quilt" unless one saw this:

Yup. That came from the marker picture.

So did this.......

........ by Jane Deane in the UK. I love both the woven effect of the strips as well as the design on them.

Or this lovely ikat-like image by Karen Madigan in Australia.......

Yes! This is still the markers! Karen has more examples of what she's done with the computer on her blog, and explained a bit about how she does them. Click on her name above to check it out.

Here is another photo workshop participants worked with:

Here's what Rosemary in Portual came up with.....

Needlepoint anyone? Or how about a cross stitch? Tapestry? Or maybe paint some knitting yarns?

Linda Wilson
in Canada turned it into this......

What a lovely painted warp that would make. But of course, that's one of her specialties. She has another really neat example on her blog as well.

And Petra in Germany created this......

..... from the same desert scene. I don't have a clue as to how I would interpret that in textiles, but I am drawn to it none the less. I will probably contemplate it for some time to come.

So it's been busy, but rewarding. I can't wait to find out what the next part of the workshop will bring.


  1. Wow! Impressive. I can't hardly keep ahead with weaving using only paper and pen (one colour pen at that!) So, that's way cool....

  2. My first thought when I saw that last example was "Cabled Sweater!" Neat exercise.

  3. Ah! Cables! Excellent, Sue! You can see what kind of knitter I'm not. :)

  4. very cool! It is amazing how differently people can see the same picture. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Leigh,

    This workshop is so much fun and inspirational - a great way to start the New Year.

    Also got a chance to look at your silk photos - love the colours.

    Linda Wilson


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