Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Italian Holiday from Sketch to Stitch (part one)

In 2001, our motorcycle travels took us to lake Garda in Italy and we visited Sirmione at the southern part of the lake. Some background to the trip can be found here on Biker Teds blog. At the time I was looking for a subject to use for my city and guilds part two in creative embroidery so I took as many photos as I could (pre digital era!!) to use as inspiration.

sirmione photos for design inspiration

sirmione photos for design inspiration

sirmione photos for design inspiration

These are the first pages in my sketch book and the jumping off point for design.

c&g revisited 393

c&g revisited 394

Easy steps first, just torn painted paper following the floor tile/brick design at the Roman Villa

5 comments:

Genie said...

Looking good, look forward to seeing more

Julie said...

You're inspiring me for when we go to Italy later this year. Great photos!

Jenny said...

Those pics from the Italy trip are so inspiring, especially the pots.

maggi said...

The textures in the Sirmione photos are wonderful

MargB said...

Sue This is exciting stuff!