Construction, Design and Technique
The artists involved have a shared way of developing the designs. This proceeds from initial hand sketches and planning, which are then imported into adobe Illustrator to refine and clean up
The design of the panel will be developed on paper, in instances as a sketch or even a full painting. The design will be digitally scanned and transferred (digital print) to cloth. The embroidery will be as hand work or computer generated on top of the print on cloth.
The cloth will be constructed in pieces based on a scheme of development – where each painting will be a panel executed individually. The panes will be brought together and sewn onto to a backing cloth at the appropriate positon.
Stitching, sewing and embroidery on top of the digital print is the way the layers will be built up.