Monday, 27 July 2009

The Story Continues......

So having finished stamping my designs all over it was time to cut out the shapes, leaving an extra 1/4 inch all round to be trimmed back later.

Next, each piece needed to be embellished with various sea themed designs.
(Bet you hadn't guessed that one, lol!!)

The first piece has seaweed appliqued onto it in silk.

The hand stitching was done after appliqueing the design.

Next the second and fourth pieces were hand stitched.

Finally the third piece had more seaweed reverse appliqued on it, again in silk. Then another piece of seaweed free machined onto soluble fabric was stitched on.

The Ammonites were made from felt, machine stitched and burnt back with a soldering iron, and also from tin foil bonda-webbed onto black net and coloured with alcohol inks before being stitched and cut out. A little bit of glitter paint was added to give them a bit of a sparkle.

Finally pieces of shell, sea glass and stone were stitched onto the final piece.

The four almost finished pieces.

Long way to go yet but it's getting there.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Assessment Date is Looming-The Story So Far!

I have loved this module of my course. It has been all about the things I love covers, vessels, dyeing etc. My assessment piece for this module has to be 3D and I'm having such fun making it.

So far I have...........

Torn strips of fabric, cotton, lace, sheer, silks etc and bondawebbed them to pelmet vilene.


I stitched heavily onto the surface to hold all the pieces of fabric down........

Then to finish, I created another surface layer by stamping all over with various home made stamps, spirals, dots, waves and swirls using Jacquard Textile Paints and Jacquard Lumiere Textile Paints

I'm sure you've guessed what the theme is!
You'll have to wait for the next installment to see what it turns into!

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Triangle Dyeing

I finally had a whole morning to myself in the lull between one lot of visitors leaving and the next lot arriving so decided to do a little bit more dyeing using procion dyes. I have use this method to do a couple of dye batches but I am especially pleased with the colours achieved in this batch.

Each colour is achieved by using 3 different colours of dye, in varying amounts in each dye bath, 15 pieces of fabric in total.