Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Tyvek Beads....

3rd May 2016

Seems ages since I posted on my blog, I have been quite busy but not a lot to show!

I like Pinterest, so many talented people sharing ideas, and this is where I had the idea and tutorial for making Tyvek beads from the textile artist Carolyn Saxby.....

.....I had A4 sheets of Tyvek in my stash and painted both sides using acrylic paint...




.....when dry cut into various tapered strips....


....placed a narrow over a wider.....


....wound around a cane...


.....I tried 2 different ways, the narrower on top and inside....


....selected some metallic threads to wind around....




....and heated....


....love the result!





.....so enjoyed playing and watching the beads change shape, fabulous textures, think they will look good incorporated into a seascape!


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Also have been weaving with fabric strips...

...I tore strips from my indigo dyed muslin and wove it through a textured yarn....

...the beads were supposed to be used on this but the colours aren't right!!

Will just have to make some more!


Next I tore strips from my rusted fabrics, pinned to a board and proceeded to weave...


.... then ironed onto Bondaweb and wadding as the plan was to stitch using a twin needle, but that didn't work as some of the fabrics were very stiff and stitches were missing!

Undid the stitching which took ages and decided to use Kantha stitch using my silk threads all the way from Vietnam...


....think this is going to take a while, I also want to add texture and pattern to some of the squares so the result will eventually be a wall hanging, I hope!!


I have a busy week ahead as our park play takes place this Saturday so gardening and baking to be done, just hope the weather improves......