lockdown 2020 In and out of the kitchen - Documenting the domestic - ideas for a new apron.
Fabric in the making for a new apron.
On January 1st 2018, I started a personal project - a drawing a day for a year. using a black rollerball pen and watercolour paper cut to pocket size. I set out to draw wherever I was, not go somewhere specifically to draw. I nearly failed the first week, with a few drawings made late at night, but once I got into the habit, I started to enjoy it.
|Inspired by patchwork - incorporating an old duvet cover.|
Many of my drawings became about the domestic environment from community kitchens, to a new recipe tried out by my dad for the first time, trying to find the right cooking utensils. Looking back through a year of documenting, many are from in my own kitchen. Each drawing holds a memory, from jam making, bread making in winter to rainy days when laundry dried indoors on the clothes maiden and the endless washing up.
|Out of the Blue |
Blue prints tacked ready to hand stitch - wrap apron in the making.
One of my hand stitched quilts - made from my old jeans, bed sheets and Joe's shirts.