Tanya Fryer

19 years old. from Cornwall. Studying an art foundation.
Specialising in Textiles and going to bath spa uni in sept.
Wanted to get my work out and into the world. www.tanyafryer.blogspot.co.uk

callmegalaxypony asked: Wow. I am throughly impressed by your sketchbook pages and follow through of your work. Does working in your sketchbook come easy for you or did it take a lot of discipline to document like that? I am an art student heading off to college, i currently go to a boarding school for visual art and i am just so inspired by your sketchbook entries and also that you've come so far so fast. Can i ask where else you applied to college? Sorry for the barrage but i saw your work on your blog. wowthumbsup

Ah thankyou so much! It came pretty easily to me as i can be a bit of a perfectionist and wanted all the pages to be kinda exciting to look at! Most of my work is stuck in though so i could muddle it about it till i liked it, the work on my blog is from my art foundation and I’ve just started university (uk) in Bath!

FMP Exhibition Piece

FMP Exhibition Piece

Cows.

I lightly rust dyed some embroidered white cotton with nails and screws to create the cows ‘white’ fur, I loved how the lines from the screws imprinted it. I heavily dyed another piece of the same fabric (lying it on a saw), for the darker cow patches - which I hand stitched on.

I used scraps of these fabrics for the ears and tails, with rusted fraying string for the matted fur in the tails.I hand sewed the details of the snout and added bead eyes to complete the face.

Badgers.

I used a black and white variegated thread (Gutermann) and a tailor tacking foot to create the badgers fur, stitching in the the pattern pieces before sewing it together. I used free style machine stitch to create the face too. 

I had a lot of problems turning on the legs of both badgers, and each has one slightly stumped foot! 

I used bead eyes and added a tail of the same furry stitch, as well as some small dark ears.

The alligators of my ark.

I made a 4 piece pattern, allowing a wider tummy, I heavily machine embroidered the belly part of the pattern with white in a repetitive circular stitch to represent the alligators scales. For the top of the body I hand stitched lines of rust dyed lace down the alligators back to tail, stitched a deep green woven ribbon on top and pulled bits of the lace through the gaps, stitching it in place.

I used hand stitch to create the face, using  using small black beads for eyes. 

Z is for Zebra

Z is for Zebra

Y is for Yak

Y is for Yak

W is for Wolf
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X is for Xenarthra

W is for Wolf

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X is for Xenarthra

T is for Tortoise
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U is for Urson

T is for Tortoise

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U is for Urson

V is for Vicuna
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W is for Wolf

V is for Vicuna

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W is for Wolf