Sunday, 5 January 2014

More Shadow Samples.

5th January 2014

Greetings from a very wet and windy Blackpool!!

I decided to work in bright colours today because it is so grey outside.

In Unit 3 I made this using paper and cling film....


...I had used the flower design to make a picture which I have in my home....


..and decided to make a shadow 'picture' using this idea.



I chose red and blue organza and cut out petals using a variety of my dyed fabrics and organza as I wanted to see if I could create texture in  shadow work....


...petals, leaf and stem backed with Bondaweb and ironed in place....


...covered with red organza and ready for free motion stitching...


..hard to see the petal stitching in this photo, I used bright pink thread for the petals and dark green for the stem and leaf....


...against the window...


I was pleased with the result when I saw it against the window. 

Next I tried a similar experiment with squares....


...covered with white organza...


...and stitched with a programmed stitch and feed dog up....


..against the window...


..a disappointing result!! 

I think it would have been better with spaces between the squares.

The photos aren't very good either!!!

I think I just have a soft edge applique extended sample to do then put all the samples in a book, decide and plan my 2nd assessment piece and I will be ready for the final unit!!!!