Jess Hutch.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

two

two close up
Here's the other piece I did for the Junc Gallery show. I made the figure, then drew a picture of him, and placed a knitting graph on top of the drawing (in photoshop) and figured out an intarsia chart for him. Then I knitted for just about ever. Again with the 3D/2D thing, yeah?

twoI really like the colors on this one. Pink and orange together is one of my favorite color combinations, but I felt like I needed to temper it with a bit of grayish blue-green. Click on the photos for larger versions, if you like.

In other news, I've recently learned to silkscreen. This tutorial by Shannon Gerard helped a lot. So did having a husband who knows what he's doing... thanks Jeff. I'm hoping to have something to show for all the mess in a bit! I definitely recommend learning a new skill this summer, it's nice for a change of pace. Going from knitting toys (which take me between 4 and 8 hours, depending on the toy) to the nearly instantaneous results of silkscreening is such a joy.

10 Comments:

At 2:12 PM , vegasandvenice said...

Love it! can't wait to see the silkscreen printing!

 
At 5:09 PM , samantha said...

jess I really love the intarsia version - and I love pink and orange as a combo too - can't go wrong really :)

 
At 6:01 PM , Rose said...

Wow, excellent intarsia! The colors are amazing.

 
At 9:30 PM , JanetinPortland said...

Really neat works. Lots of work and hours knitting. Love the colors and what happens when you hang a flat knitted piece with both intarsia and applied stuffed knitted figures. Sort of mysterious...

 
At 5:50 AM , Emma said...

It looks gorgeous!

Thanks for the link to the screenprinting tute as well. I have been screenprinting for a year or 2 now but just using the stencil method, I haven't learnt how to actually burn the screens yet!

 
At 12:42 PM , kelly said...

so cool... i love these! great colors on this one and the one with the backdrop.

 
At 3:21 PM , mzelle-fraise said...

It's really great to mix 3d and 2d. I'd love to see your pieces in real!

 
At 4:03 PM , tweezer said...

i just saw the pieces this weekend and they look great. the whole show is pretty interesting. and love the colors.

 
At 1:39 AM , Isabelle said...

Holy crap! That is amazing!

 
At 2:17 PM , shash said...

wow, i love this one too. fantastic!

 

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