Postcards from New York – Thread and Needle Sketching

by Lisa Call on September 21, 2012

in From The Studio

Thread and Needle sketch for Postcards from New York ©2012 Lisa Call, Textile Artist
Thread and Needle sketch for Postcards from New York – Windows

Sketching with Thread

I mentioned that I brought fabric and thread with me to New York to do some slow sketching of my ideas for my Postcards from New York series.

These are the first batch of sketches started in New York. They were oodles of fun to make and I find the slow process of sketching with thread and needle absolutely perfect for capturing my ideas.

Some of these might get a few more stitches before I declare them done and I have another 8 or so in progress that I’ll share next week.

The next step in my creative process will be to translate these ideas into my usual pieced textile paintings. I intended to start on that fun-ness this weekend.

These little embroideries are likely to be combined into one or more larger pieces in the Postcards from New York series.

The Sketches

Thread and Needle sketch for Postcards from New York ©2012 Lisa Call, Textile Artist
This how I feel standing on the subway platform as a train zooms by a full speed

 
Thread and Needle sketch for Postcards from New York ©2012 Lisa Call, Textile Artist
The High Line

 
Thread and Needle sketch for Postcards from New York ©2012 Lisa Call, Textile Artist
Architecture

 
Thread and Needle sketch for Postcards from New York ©2012 Lisa Call, Textile Artist
In Progress – This isn’t feeling done yet

 
Thread and Needle sketch for Postcards from New York ©2012 Lisa Call, Textile Artist
Lines of People

 
Thread and Needle sketch for Postcards from New York ©2012 Lisa Call, Textile Artist
Visiting Art Museums

 
Thread and Needle sketch for Postcards from New York ©2012 Lisa Call, Textile Artist
Yoga in New York

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