Saturday, 7 June 2014

Pattern, lines and locomotives

At the moment, we have French friends staying with us - hence little if any stitching going on but a very enjoyable time being had. This morning, in the rain, we took them to Steam in Swindon. This is an excellent museum with lots to fascinate both children and adults. (I also learnt lots of train-related vocabulary I may never use again!)

By way of a little time-out from entertaining and trying not to destroy a beautiful language, I photographed the patterns on the locomotives and in the mock-ups of the engine sheds - fascinating what texture, mark and line can the found in wheels, rivets, hoses, holes in metal and even in modern crowd barriers.






I don't usually take inspiration directly from man-made things but there must surely be some thoughts here for stitch ...

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like it was a fun time. And what fabulous textures!

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    1. The shapes and textures were amazing.I'm not usually all that inspired by mechanical things but this time, there seemed to be lots of possibilities.

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  2. Amazing and I agree inspirational! We never know what or when we will see something that will take us on a art making journey!

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    1. It's always a surprise ... and an extra thrill when it's unexpected.

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