Sunday, 20 April 2014

Cover for Unit 6 Work Book

20th April 2014

When I was at the Excel Show I bought a Colouricious DVD about Transfer Paints and decided to use one of the suggested ideas using leaves.

Painted, sponged then sprayed with yellow. Unfortunately more blob than spray so I won't do that again!!


Fresh leaf used as a resist....


...result....


.....then the leaf is placed TP down, ironed using baking parchment....


...result!


I had used this resist method before but didn't then use the leaf that had absorbed the TP.

More samples using this method....










This is my work book.....


.....quite thick with samples!


I decided to make the cover with coarse hessian from my stash, decorated with the leaf fabric and lined with calico.....


...front...


...back..


....the cord fastening is made from strands of hessian and wrapped around the bone button at the front.
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Will be sending my work to Anne Griffiths for the last time on Tuesday now that the course is completed. 

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I have learnt so much and enjoyed experimenting with stitching, dyeing and using a huge variety of materials.

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As I have acquired quite a few books on textiles, stitch and mixed media  I intend to choose a book a month and further develop my skills, so watch this space.....